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.

Horsington Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Mere

Historical Forms

  • Horsington 1502 Ipm


Horsington Lane (6″) is Horsington 1502 Ipm and was near the home of Henry de Horsington , member for Mere in 1305. The place is mentioned in the metes of Gillingham Forest ib. 1567 and survives to this day in Horsingtons Fds in Mere. Cf. WM xxix, 235 ff. The place-name is probably of manorial origin, from Horsington (So), not far distant.