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Early-attested site in the Parish of Chaddesley Corbett

Historical Forms

  • Herwynton 1275 SR 1311 Cl 1327 SR
  • Herewinton 1275 SR 1326 Pat 1342 FF
  • Horinton 1323 Ipm
  • Herwyngton 1325 Pat
  • Harwytone 1545 Wills


'Farm of Herewynn ,' that being an OE fem. pers. name. The v of the modern form is irregular but we may compare Kinvaston (St), Kynwaldestun in the Wolverhampton foundation charter, Rivenhall (Ess), DBRuwenhale and Waveney (Nf), 1275Wahenhe , 1465Wawneye . See also s. n. Evenlode supra 123.The history of this name is quite different from that of Harvington in Oswaldslow supra 134.