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.

Hordley Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wootton

Historical Forms

  • Hordlega 1194 P
  • Hordele 1230 P 1316 FA
  • Horlega 1197,8 P
  • Hordesleg' 1242 P
  • Hordesleye 1283 Fine
  • Ordlegh 1268 Ass
  • Hoddeleghe 1285 Ass


'Treasure (a)h,' v. hord . The farm is very near Akeman Street: v. PN Sr xviii for the possible reference in such names as this to treasure buried in Romano-British times and found by Saxons.