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.

Haytor Hundred

Hundred in the County of Devon

Historical Forms

  • Heithorn 1184,1185 P
  • Heitor(r) 1187 P 1219 Fees265
  • Heytore 1238,1249 Ass
  • Heythorre 1254 FF
  • Haytor 1242 Fees767 1298 Ass


The name seems to be a compound of (ge)hæg and torr, but the site of the place is unknown and any interpretation of the name impossible. It can have no connexion with Haytor in Ilsington supra 476. In the Geld Roll (1084) the Hundred was called Carseuuilla from Abbots- and Kingskerswell infra 514.