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.

Henley upon Thames

Major Settlement in the Parish of Henley upon Thames

Historical Forms

  • Henleiam 1136–45 Miss late13th
  • Henle-super-Tamisia 1275–6 RH
  • Henle upon Thames 1344, 68, 69 Cl, Henley
  • up tempse 1454–5 AD
  • Heanlea 1184,91,94,95 P
  • Hanlea 1188 P 1246–7 Ass
  • Hanleganz, Hanley on Thames 1440 Ch
  • Haunlegh' 1240–1 Ass
  • Haunlegh 1241 Fees
  • Henele 1272 Ipm
  • Heneley 1361 Ch

Etymology

OE  (æt þǣm ) hēan (a)ge, 'at the high wood.'