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.

Fox Allers Copse, Fox Allers Dairy

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stoke Wake

Historical Forms

  • copicia…in le Voxalres, Voxalrelese, Voxalrelesewode 1416 Seymer
  • bosco…voc' Voxallers 1418 Seymer
  • Voxallerlegh' 1494 Seymer
  • Voxallerlegh' wode 1497 Seymer
  • Foxallers, Foxaller Coppice c.1750 Seymer
  • Foxalders Coppice 1839 TA
  • Foxholes (Coppice) 1640 Seymer


Fox Allers Copse, Fox Allers Dairy (ST 756058), copiciain le Voxalres , Voxalrelese , Voxalrelesewode 1416Seymer , boscovoc ' Voxallers 1418Seymer , Voxallerlegh '1494Seymer , Voxallerlegh ' wode 1497Seymer , Foxallers , Foxaller Coppice c. 1750Seymer , Foxalders Coppice 1839TA , v. fox , alor 'alder', lǣs 'pasture', wudu . Foxholes (Coppice )1640Seymer probably refers to the same place, the association with fox-hol 'a fox-hole, a fox's earth' being the result of popular etymology.