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 Framfield

Historical Forms

  • Hamstede t.Steph BM
  • Hemstede 1296 SR 1428 FA
  • Hempstead 1762 LewesDeeds


Hempstead is Hamstede t. Steph BM, Hemstede 1296 SR (p)et freq to 1428 FA, Hempstead 1762Lewes Deeds , v. hamstede and Hapstead supra 253.