English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirdford

Historical Forms

  • Todehurst 1271 Ass
  • Todhurst 1295 Ch
  • atte Todhurst 1331 FF


Todhurst (6″) is Todehurst 1271Ass (p), Todhurst 1295 Ch, atte Todhurst 1331 FF. v. hyrst . There is a north country word tod , 'fox,' but this is unlikely to occur so early in Sx. Possibly the first element is the dialect word tod , 'pollard tre,' v. NEDs. v. Hence, 'wood with pollarded trees.'