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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Wem

Historical Forms

  • Hortune 1086 DB


This settlement is in the Weald Moors, and horu may reasonably be considered a reference to muddy soil. It is in Hadley parish.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name