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 Penistone

Historical Forms

  • Heselheued 13 1342 Ass1d 1369 WB62
  • Hesilheued 1372 YDxii,233
  • Hesilhede 1408 Brett
  • Hasselheued 1591 WillY
  • Haslehead 1647 YDr


Hazlehead, Heselheued 13WB 61, Hnt ii, 360, 1342Ass 1d, 1369WB 62(p), Hesilheued 1372 YD xii, 233, Hesilhede 1408 Brett (p), Hasselheued 1591 WillY, Haslehead 1647 YDr. 'Hazel headland', v. hæsel , hesli , hēafod , referring to the upper part of the Don valley or to the steep hillside which abuts on the river.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name