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 Bishop's Cannings

Historical Forms

  • Horton(a) 1158 HMCVari 1195 P
  • Horton(a) juxta Canynges 1379 FF


Horton is Horton (a )1158 HMC Var i, 1195 P et passim , Horton (a ) juxta Canynges 1379FF . 'Dirty farmstead,' v. horh , tun .