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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Didmarton

Historical Forms

  • Henhanger 1261 Misc
  • Hennygar 1777 M
  • Hinnegar 1830 M


Hinnegar [ˈ(h)inigə], Henhanger 1261 Misc, Hennygar 1777 M, Hinnegar 1830 M. 'Hen wood', v. henn , hangra : it has had a similar development to Sanigar (ii, 235supra ).