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.

Highworth Hundred

Hundred in the County of Wiltshire

Historical Forms

  • Wrde hundred 1086 Exon
  • Wurðhundredo 1177 P
  • Hundred de Wurþe 1196 Cur
  • Hundred de Hautewrth 1249 Ass


v. Highworth infra 25. The present hundred of Highworth includes the former hundreds of Staple and Cricklade which existed down to the 14th century (v. infra 34, 40) and also the DB hundred of Scipe .