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

  • Hangendewong 1272–89 ChNCP
  • Hanggandewong 1366–7 Acc
  • Hangynggewong 1422 FB
  • Hangingewong 1687 HD


Hangendewong 1272–89 ChNCP, Hanggandewong 1366–7 Acc Hem,Hangynggewong 1422 FB, Hangingewong 1687 HD(v. hangende, used of placeson a steep slope, and vangr; cf. Hangandewong in Martham and Hangandwong in Ormesby)