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.

Helthirne

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Helthirne 1343 MktHPR
  • Elderne 1655 MktHPR
  • longe helderne 1490 MktHPR
  • long eldurne 1514 Wyg
  • Short eldurne 1497 MktHPR
  • Short Elderne 1655 MktHPR

Etymology

Helthirne 1343, Elderne 1655, longe helderne 1490, long eldurne 1514, Long Elderne 1638, 1665, 1703 (v. lang 1), Short eldurne 1497, Short Elderne 1655 (v. sc (e) ort)(' thorn - scrub slope', v. helde, þyrne)