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.

Deerhurst Hundred

Hundred in the County of Gloucestershire

Historical Forms

  • Derheste hvnd' 1086 DB
  • Derhersthundredo, Derhersthdr' 1169,1175,1180,1189,1190 P
  • Hund' de Durhurst 1221 Ass
  • Hund' de Derhurst(e) 1221 1236 Theok 1248 Cl 1274,1276 RH 1327 SR
  • Hund' de Derhyrst 1248 Ass
  • Hund' de Derehurst 1285,1316 FA 1535 VE
  • Hund' de Durhurst 1303 FA 1387 Works


The hundred is named from Deerhurst (78infra ); it had a priory in pre-Conquest days (VCH ii, 103), which must have been important enough to have secured its scattered possessions in the jurisdiction of a single hundred.