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.

Farnham Hundred

Hundred in the County of Surrey

Historical Forms

  • Farnham 1187 P
  • Farenham 1195 P
  • Farnham 1284 Ch
  • Farham 1307 Ass
  • Farneham Blackheth 1540 Ct


v. Farnham infra 169. The meeting-place was at the present Lawday House which lies just below Bricksbury and Hungry Hills, furze-covered land, obviously identical with the earlier Blackheath (cf. Blackheath Hundred infra 219). Near by is Heath End, and Heath Lane runs up to it. The actual heathfield is mentioned in the bounds of the Farnham charter (BCS 627), where we have the phrase utt on þone hæðfelð (v. infra 166, 172), as also in the Crondall charter (BCS 1307).

Parishes in this Hundred