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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Iden

Historical Forms

  • Idene 1086 DB 1535 VE
  • Hiden 1204 Abbr 1361 IpmR
  • Hyde 1261 Ass


'Yew-tree swine-pasture,' v. iw , denn . The place lies high and cannot contain OE  ieg, cf. Ebernoe supra 104.