Major Settlement in the Parish of Hambledon
- Hameledune 1086 DB 1291 Tax
- Hameldon(e) c.1270 Winton 1304 Ass
- Hemeldon t.Hy6 SR
- Hambeldon 1552 SACiv
- Hambledon 1606 FF
- Hambleton 1675 Ogilby
This is clearly the same name as Hambledon (Ha), (to ) hamelandunæ (BCS 976), the adj. hamel being descriptive of the shape of the hill. The ground is much broken here, and the exact application of hamel is therefore uncertain. The root idea is 'mutilated, scarred.' See further Hambledon (PN Bk 177), Hambleton (PN NRY 158, 198, 202), Hamel Down (PN D 527), Humbledon Hill and Humbleton Hill (PN NbDu 120), Hambledon Hill (PN Do 15).