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.

The Hearne

Early-attested site in the Parish of Charlton Kings

Historical Forms

  • le Hurn(e) 1605 Comm 1606 AOMB
  • the Whorne 1606 ib
  • Harn hill 1607 Dep


The Hearne, le Hurn (e )1605Comm , 1606AOMB , the Whorne 1606 ib, Harn hill 1607Dep , cf. also Harne acre , Masons hurne 1606AOMB . v. hyrne 'angle, corner', possibly here a plot of land in the angle formed by two lanes, as in Coxhorne and Whitehorn (infra ); on the form Whorne cf. Phonol. § 42 (a ).