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.

Songhurst Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wisborough Green

Historical Forms

  • Songhurst 1338and1342 Ass


Songhurst Fm is Songhurst in 1338 and 1342Ass (both p).v. hyrst . The first element may be the ordinary word 'song' (OE  sang ), with reference to birds, but in the absence of really early forms the etymology must remain in doubt.