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.

Idehurst Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirdford

Historical Forms

  • Hidhirst 953 BCS898 15th
  • Hydehurst 1262 Ass
  • Overidehurst, Notherideshurst, Hideshurst c.1250 Perc
  • Overe, Neythere Ydesherst 13th Perc
  • Idehurst 1591 SRS9,16


These two places are close together. HyfFold and Idehurst would thus mean the falod and hyrst upon some particular hide (v. hid ) of land.