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.

Haydon Lane & Haydon Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Melbury Bubb

Historical Forms

  • Haiden 1268 Ass


Haydon Lane & Haydon Wood (ST 607041), Haiden 1268Ass (p), (Moor under ) Haydon Coppice , Hr Haydon , Lr Haydon & Middle Haydon , probably 'valley where hay is made', from hēg and denu . A stream rises in this marked valley ('Spring' marked 6″).