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.

Hare Street

Early-attested site in the Parish of Romford Rural

Historical Forms

  • Herstrate 1344 Ct 1432 ADiii
  • Harestre 1468 Pat
  • Hare Street 1514 Ct
  • Hare Strett 1523 SR


Hare Street is Herstrate 1344Ct , 1432 AD iii, Harestre 1468 Pat, Hare Street 1514Ct , Hare Strett 1523SR . OE  here -strǣt , 'army-street,' a common name in the charters for an ancient road, here the Roman road from London to Colchester. Cf. Hare Street supra 78 and Herestrete (c. 1350ColchA ) in Horndon-on-the-Hill.