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.

Shrubs Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Egham

Historical Forms

  • Sorbeshull 1225 ClR
  • Shrubs Hill 1607 Norden
  • shrubbeshedde 675 BCS 13th


Shrubs Hill is Sorbeshull 1225 ClR and Shrubs Hill 1607Norden and may be identical with the place called shrubbeshedde 675 (13th) BCS 34. The shrubs from which the hill took its name are mentioned immediately after, when the road goes between þe shrubbes (BCS 34).