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.

one þe hegen

Field in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • one þe hegen 932 ShaftR
  • be weste hegen paðe 932 ShaftR
  • west anlang hegen 932 ShaftR

Etymology

one þe hegen, be weste hegen paðe, west anlang hegen 932(15)(this seems to be an actual instance of thepostulated OE  *hægen'enclosure'(v. EPN s.v.), with pæð'path'; otherinstances of e for æ in this charter include on beteswirþe sled discussedunder Bedchester supra and on sandhellesled infra)