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Survey of English Place-Names

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Hun ( n ) ies balke

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Hun ( n ) ies balke 1638 Terrier 1679 Terrier 1703 Terrier
  • le hyrne 1439 MktHPR
  • le hirne 1463 MktHPR
  • Hyrne lane 1488 MktHPR

Etymology

Hun (n) ies balke 1638, 1679, 1703 (v. balca; either with the surn. Honey or hunig, alluding to a place where honey was found); (in) the hyrne 1332 (p), 1381 (p), 1424 (p), 1471 (p), (en) le hyrne 1439 (p), (in) le hirne 1463 (p), (in) le Hyrne 1493 × 1500 (p), 1486 x 1515 (p), Hyrne lane 1488 (v. lane) (v. hyrne)