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Survey of English Place-Names

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Hesworth Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Fittleworth

Historical Forms

  • Hesworth meade 1640 SRS14,215
  • Heshworth Street 1724 B
  • Hereswerth 1296 SR


Hesworth Common is Hesworth meade in 1640 (SRS 14, 215), Heshworth Street in 1724 (B), and probably gave name to John and Walter de Hereswerth (1296 SR). This must be a compound of OE  worþ and a pers. name Here , a short form for one of the numerous OE  names in Here -. Cf. Herston (Do), DBHerestone , and Hardham infra 128.

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