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 Great Hormead

Historical Forms

  • Langeport 1086 DB 1214 Cur 1221 FF 1248 Ass 1387 Walden
  • Herestrete 1472 Kings
  • Hare Street 1593 Sess
  • Hairestreete Bridge 1613 ib


Langport means 'long town,' v. lang , port . We cannot be certain that it is identical in site with the later Hare Street, but Langeport was a DB manor in Edwinstree Hundred and the context in the Walden cartulary makes it quite clear that the place was in Great Hormead parish. Hare Street is a long straggling settlement along a main road (cf. the same name supra 151) and might well be described as a 'long port' or town.The road here is not a Roman one but may well be an ancient track.

Places in the same Parish