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.

The Hatchet

Field in the Parish of Catfield

Historical Forms

  • 1840 TA

Etymology

TheHatchet(v. *hæcc-geat or, more likely, a name which alludes to the shape of thefield)