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.


Field in the Parish of Bottesford

Historical Forms

  • Herdston Edw1 Rut
  • underherstun 1332 Rut


Herdston Edw 1, Herston' 1316, 1352 bis, 1380, underherstun 1332 (v. under) (perh.' Hert's farmstead', v. tūn; the pers. n. Hert represents either OE   * Heort or Scand   Hjǫrtr, cf. Hardstoft, Db 269)