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.

Hampton Lucy

Major Settlement in the Parish of Hampton Lucy

Historical Forms

  • Homtune 781 BCS239 11th
  • Hantone 1086 DB 11th Heming
  • Hamtone 1251 Fees
  • Hampton Episcopi 1270 Wigorn 1535 VE
  • Hampton super Avene 1290 Wigorn
  • Bisshopeshampton 1315 Ass
  • Busshopeshampton 1492 PCC 1552 Pat
  • Bushopps Hampton al. Hampton Lucy 1606 Recov
  • Hampton super Avon 1656 Dugdale


The earliest form suggests that the first element in this name is hamm not ham . If so, we have an example of hamm , as in Ham (PN Sr 57), denoting a river-bend, as the village lies within a large bend of the Avon, v. tun . The Bishops of Worcester held the manor till 1556 when it came into the possession of the Lucys (Dugdale 510)