English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Tadcaster

Historical Forms

  • Hagedenebi, Haghedenebi, Hagendebi 1086 DB
  • Hagandeby 12 Sawl160 13 Ch 1310 Heal20 13 RegAlbii,97d 1221–6 Heal151d 1224 1280 ib
  • agandebi 13 Sawl157
  • Haggendeby 13 Heal18d
  • Hangandeby 1230 FF, Percy
  • Haggandeby 1250 Percy c.1260 Heal147 1388 et freq
  • Haganebi 1267 Heal149d
  • Hag(g)anby 1285 KI 1303 KF 1443 YDi
  • Hagenby 1310 Ch
  • Hacanby 1428 FA
  • Hagneby 1541 FF
  • Hagandehou 12 Sawl160


'Haggande's farmstead', v. . The first el. is the well-evidenced ON  byname Hǫggvandi 'the striker' (LindBN), which occurs in a lost Hagandehou 12Sawl 160 (in Haggenby ), c. 1225Heal 152, Haganhou 1324 ib 43; this pair of p.ns., one from and the other from haugr 'mound', parallels similar pairs like Grimesthorpe and Grimeshou i, 211 supra . The site of Haggenby can be approximately determined: it was in Ainsty Wapentake (DB, KI, KF); Easedike 242 infra was in the town field of Haggenby (Heal 18d), which abutted on the R. Wharfe (ib 151); other references to the nearby Foss, Catterton Wood and Tadcaster Field show that it was in Tadcaster East (Heal 56). The name survives in Hackenby Dike, the name of a small stream across the Wharfe in Grimston (68supra ).