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.

Axborough Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wolverley

Historical Forms

  • Heasecan beorh 866 BCS514 11th BCS1134 964 11th
  • Hatchbury Hill c.1830 O


No OE  name Heaseca is on record, but such diminutive formation from the adj. h (e )aso , 'grey,' is quite possible and has its parallel in a series of names Has (u )o , Hasig , Hesiko , Hasilo given by Förstemann (PN 787) as from this same stem. Hence 'Heaseca's hill,' v. beorg .