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.

Dunmow Hundred

Hundred in the County of Essex

Historical Forms

  • Dōmauua, Dōmauuā, Dommauua, Dommawa 1086 DB
  • Dunmawa, Dunmawe 1180,1190 P 1219 Fees 1238 SR 1255 Ass
  • Dunmowe 1346 FA


For the etymology v. the parish name infra 474–5. The hundred meeting-place cannot now be identified.