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.

Temple Fortune

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hendon


Temple Fortune is so named in 1754 (R). Cf. The Temples 1574 HendonSurv. The Knights Templars held land in the parish in 1243 (FF). The meaning of Fortune is not clear, but cf. Fortune Gate in Willesden infra 161.