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.

Gore Hundred

Hundred in the County of Middlesex

Historical Forms

  • Gara, Gare 1086 DB
  • Garhdr' 1168 P
  • Gorhundr' 1235,1274 Ass
  • Gore ib.
  • la Gore 1316,1428 FA
  • Goare 1593 N
  • le Motehegg 1445,1486 HarrowRec


This is the OE  gara, 'gore, triangular or wedge-shaped field or piece of land,' cf. Kensington Gore infra 169.