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.

Waltham Half-Hundred

Hundred in the County of Essex

Historical Forms

  • Waltham, Walthā 1086 DB
  • Little Waltham 1302 Ipm
  • Cruc' Waltham 1361 SR
  • Wautham 1198 CurR 1220 FF 1252 Ch
  • Watham 1274 RH


From DB onwards, this is indifferently called a hundred and a half-hundred. The meeting-place has not been identified.v. EAS xviii, 192. For the etymology v. infra 27.