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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Hendon

Historical Forms

  • Hendun 959 BCS1050 c.1100 ADii 13th
  • Hendon 1199 FF
  • (oþ) heandunes gemære 972–8 BCS1290
  • (in) Heændune (sic) 1042–66 WDB 13th
  • (in) Heandune 1066 KCD824
  • Handone 1086 DB
  • Heindone 1199 Cur
  • Heyndone 1291 FF
  • Heendon 1305 Pat
  • Hyndon 1344 1370 Cl 1534 PCC


'At the high down,' v. heah , dun . The passage from BCS 1290 has reference to the bounds (v. (ge)mære) of Loþereslege and Hendon, v. infra 220. The old village of Hendon clustered round the church of St Mary, which stands on a prominent hill, visible for many miles from the west and south-west.