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.

Highwood Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hendon

Historical Forms

  • (in) alto bosco 1321 Ct
  • Highwode, Hiwode 1523 SR
  • Highwodhyll 1543 LP
  • Heiwoodhill 1563 SR
  • Hyewoodhill 1568 FF


Highwood Hill is (in ) alto bosco 1321Ct , Highwode , Hiwode 1523SR , Highwodhyll 1543 LP, Heiwoodhill 1563SR , Hyewoodhill 1568 FF. The place lies high above Hendon near the Hertfordshire border.