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.

King Harry's Common

Other OS name in the Parish of Cumwhitton

Historical Forms

  • Kinge Henry moore ib.
  • the common moore called Kinge Henrie 1603 Map


is Kinge Henry moore ib., the common moore called Kinge Henrie 1603Map . This is a difficult name and its interpretation is not made easier by the uncertainty as to whether the early forms should be transcribed with an n or a u . The strong probabilities are in favour of u , the later Harry being simply due to folk - etymologising of earlier Heuri .