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.

Harsfold Manor

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wisborough Green

Historical Forms

  • Hursefold 1279 Ass
  • Hasfold 1823 G


The first identification is by no means certain and is difficult to reconcile with the later one. If the John Hasfolde assessed under Dunhurst and Howyk in 1332 (SR) came from here it is probable that the early form is corrupt or else the identification faulty. In any case no etymology can be suggested.