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 Durrington


Hackthorn (6″) is le Hakthorn 1360, Hackethorn 1617WinchColl .It may be that there was in OE  a compound haca -þorn , 'hook- thorn,' corresponding to the Dutch  haakedorn . Cf. also Hackthorn (L), Hagetorne 1086 DB, Hacatorn , Hachatorna , Hachetorna c. 1116 Lindsey Survey.