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 Madehurst

Historical Forms

  • Hibirden 1412 FA
  • Heberden 1795 GY
  • Iburgedenn 1279 Ass
  • Hyburgdenn 1296 SR
  • Hybourghedene 1327 SR
  • ten' de Hyburden 1332 SR


Heberden (lost) is Hibirden in 1412 (FA), Heberden in 1795 (GY) and was the home of Ralph de Iburgedenn in 1279 (Ass ), Wm de Hyburdenn and Robert de Hyburgdenn in 1296 (SR) or Hybourghedene (1327 SR). It is called ten ' de Hyburden in 1332 (SR). 'denn of a woman named Hygeburh .'

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement