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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Potter Heigham

Historical Forms

  • Asardesholm 12,t.Hy2,c.1160,1164–6 Holme 14 Holme
  • Hasardesholm 1163–6 Bodl
  • Hasardes holm 1163–6 Holme


Asardesholm (lost), Asardesholm 12, t. Hy2, c. 1160, 1164–6 Holme, 14Holme , Hasardesholm 1163–6 Bodl, Hasardes holm 1163–6 Holme. The first el. would seem to be a pers.n. The bearer is identified in the cartulary of St Benet of Holme. Aslak was one of the men who accompanied William the Conqueror: “Iste Aslakus genuit filium nomine Asard qui tenuit integrum mariscum qui vocabatur nomine domini illius mariscus Asardesholm” (Holme fol. 206). v. holmr , holmi .