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.

Hertford Plantation

Early-attested site in the Parish of Willerby

Historical Forms

  • Hertford Bridge 1750 Bowen


Hertford Plantation (6″) is Hertford Bridge 1750 Bowen.Spital House infra is described as a hospital at Hauerford 13th Bridl. The name also enters into the surname de Haverford 1230 P and a road-name in North Burton supra 112, Harefordgate , via de Harford 1299 Bridl. v. also River Hertford and Hertfordlythe supra 6, 13. 'Goat ford,' from OE  hæfer and ford , with some confusion through association with place-names in Hart - (Hartburn supra 83, Harthill infra 151).

Places in the same Parish