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Survey of English Place-Names

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Hardwicke

Major Settlement in the Parish of Elmstone Hardwicke

Historical Forms

  • Herdeuuic 1086 DB
  • Herdewik, Herdewyk(e) 1212 Fees c.1240 GlR 1248 Ass 1525 Surv
  • Herth(e)wik, Herth(e)wyk 1221 Ass
  • Herth(e)wyk iuxta Derhurst 1287 ib
  • Hard(e)wi(c)k, Hard(e)wyk(e), Hard(e)wike c.1260 GlR 1451 Pat 1460 AddR 1597 FF
  • Derhurste Hard(e)wike 1418 GlR
  • Elingstone Hard(e)wike 1704 PR
  • Elmstone Hard(e)wike 1710 ib
  • Heordewyke 1340 GlR

Etymology

'Herd farm', v. heorde-wīc, cf. Hardwicke (181infra ).