English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Cranborne

Historical Forms

  • Hyde 1530 Cecil e17 CecilMap 1846 TA
  • La Hide 1318 Cecil


Hyde (lost), Hyde 1530Cecil , e17CecilMap , 1846TA , La Hide 1318Cecil , cf. la Hide 1244Ass (p), Hidewod 1553Cecil , Middle Hyde & Upr Hyde , Hyde Fd , Lr Hyde Mdw , Hyde Shoot 1846TA , 'the hide of land', v. hīd , with wudu , scēot 3 'steep slope' or scyte '(steep) slope or hill'. The TA fields indicate the location of this place in the SE corner of the present par. at about SU 070124.