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 Petworth

Historical Forms

  • Haselingeburn 13th Perc
  • Heselingeburn
  • Haselingborn stagnum 13th Perc
  • Haselingburn 1279 Ass
  • Haselyngburn 1314 Ipm
  • Heselburn 1279 Ass
  • Heselynborn 1535 MinAcct


'Stream of the dwellers by the hazel-bush,' v. hæsel , ing , burna . The first element might also be the OE  hæseling postu- lated for Hazeldean infra 263, hence 'stream by the hazel- thicket.'