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 Chobham

Historical Forms

  • le Hale 1319 Pat
  • Hale 1332 SR
  • Hayleborne t.Eliz Musters
  • Halebarnes 1609 LRMB
  • Halborne 1593 SACxix


Halebourne takes its name from le Hale 1319 Pat, Hale 1332 SR (p), and is called Hayleborne t. Eliz Musters, Halebarnes 1609LRMB , Halborne 1593 SAC xix. v. healh . Hale Bourne is properly the local name of a stream, the southern branch of the Bourne, v. supra 4.