'Le Hardehirst' is mentioned in a document of 1415 and again as 'Hardhurste' in 1610, from 'heard' probably meaning hard to till and 'hyrst', a hillock or copse. (1) The present farm is 18th/19th century, on a knoll above a valley. (2)
Bibliographic reference: Cameron, K. 1959. 'The Place-Names of Derbyshire, Part II', English Place-Name Society. p 416.
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WIRKSWORTH, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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