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Survey of English Place-Names

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Hemdean Bottom, Hemdean Ho

Other OS name in the Parish of Reading (including Caversham)

Historical Forms

  • Hevendenefeld, Hevenden, Hemedeane, Hemondean, Hemdenfeld, Hemeden(n)efeld 1551–2 Survey
  • Hem Dean 1761 Bodl


, Hevendenefeld , Hevenden , Hemedeane , Hemondean , Hemdenfeld , Hemeden (n )efeld 1551–2Survey , Hem Dean 1761Bodl , probably ' level valley ' , v. efn , denu . There was a Hevenemede in Southcote(infra 183) , but this must have been some distance from Hemdean in Caversham .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement