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 Bromsgrove

Historical Forms

  • Timbrehangre 1086 DB 1227 Bracton
  • Timberhongle, Timberhongel, Tymbyrhongell 1255 FF 1271 For 1331 FF 1335 Ch 1446,1480 IpmR 1665 FF
  • Tymberhungre 1380 LibPens
  • Tyberhaygull 1490 Ct
  • Tiberhunger 1537 LP
  • Tymberhunger 1550 LP


'Wooded slope from which timber is taken,' v. timber , hangra . Under AN influence the name was at one time be- ginning to develop on the lines of such names as Rishangles (Sf) and Barnacle (Wa), noted in EPN s. v. hangra .