English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Hembury Fm & Hembury Mill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Askerswell

Historical Forms

  • Higher Hembury, Lower Hembury (farms) 1774 Hutch1
  • East Hemberry Court Place Farm 1845 TA
  • West Hemberry Farm 1845 TA
  • Higher Hemberry 1845 TA
  • Hemberry Mead 1845 TA
  • terra…de Hembir' m13 Brid
  • Hymbry 1609 Hutch3


Hembury Fm & Hembury Mill (SY 525931), Higher Hembury , Lower Hembury (farms)1774 Hutch1, East Hemberry Court Place Farm 1845TA , West Hemberry Farm 1845TA , Higher Hemberry 1845TA , Hemberry Mead 1845TA , earlier terrade Hembir 'm13Brid , Hymbry 1609 Hutch3, possibly identical in origin with Henbury 247, from hēah (wk.obl. hēan ) 'high, chief' and burh (dat.sg. byrig ) 'fortified dwelling, manor-house'. There were two mills at Askerswell in 1086 DB (VCHDo 381).