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 Gilling

Historical Forms

  • Herfort, Herford 1086 DB
  • Hertford(e) 1157 RichReg 1328 Banco
  • Hereford 1206 OblR 1208 Ass 1316 Vill
  • Hertforth, Hartforth 1539 Dugdv.578 1577 Saxton


'Hart ford' v. heorut , ford . Cf. Hertford (Herts), OE  Heorutford (BCS 30) and Harford (Gl), OE  Heortford (BCS 165), DB Hurford .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement