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.

Spelthorne Hundred

Hundred in the County of Middlesex

Historical Forms

  • Spelet(h)orne 1086 DB 1428 FA
  • Spelesthorn(e) 1169 P
  • Spellethorn 1189 ib


'Speech thorn-tree,' v. spel and cf. Spelloe Hundred (PN Nth 131).