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.

Alders Coppice

Early-attested site in the Parish of Shillingstone

Historical Forms

  • Alders Coppice 1838 TA


Alders Coppice (ST 837108), Alders Coppice 1838TA , cf. (meadow) sub Alneto de Alfrikesham c.1250AddCh (cf. also Hutch3 3445), desuper Alnetum c.1270ib , Alres , Alreweye , bovenalre , eynythe Alre 1330 (15) ib , Gt Alders & Lt Alders , Alder Ways 1838TA , v. alor 'alder', with weg 'way', bufan '(the place) above', beniðan '(the place) beneath' (the form eynythe showing loss of initial b -); Alfrikesham is 'Ælfrīc's enclosure or river meadow', from the OE  pers.n. Ælfrīc and hamm .