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.

Hinton on the Green

Major Settlement in the Parish of Hinton on the Green

Historical Forms

  • on hinhæma gemæru 1042 KCD764 11th
  • Hinetvne 1086 DB
  • Hinethonam, Hynethonam, Hyneton(e) 1154–89,e.13 Glouc 1221 Ass 1327 SR
  • Hiniton, Hynyton 1195 P 1287 Ass
  • Hynniton 1276 RH
  • Hynynton, Hyninton 1288 Episc 1291 Tax
  • Hinton, Hynton 1361 Ass 1535 VE
  • Hynton on the Grene 1537 Will


'Farmstead of a household (of monks)', v. hīwan (gen.pl. hīgna ), which sometimes denotes a religious community, tūn . Hinton belonged to St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester. For the affix, v. grēne 2 'village green'. For the OE form which means 'Hinton-dwellers' boundary', cf. Weston Subedge (i, 261supra ).