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.


Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • 1810 EA
  • Heylyskongh 1308 ChNCP
  • Haylswong 1366–7 Acc
  • Heylstow 1422 FB
  • Heylstow Bottom 1422 FB
  • Hailestrowe 1627 Glebe


Haylestrowe(Heylyskongh 1308 ChNCP, Haylswong 1366–7 Acc Hem,Heylstow, Heylstow Bottom 1422 FB, Hailestrowe 1627 Glebe Terr; v. stōw invariation with rāw and vangr; the first el. is OE  *Hægel, pers.n., cf. HellesdonNf, Hailsham Sx DEPN; for -kongh, v. The Conge in Yarmouth)