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.

Aversley Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sawtry, All Saints and St Andrew, and St Judith

Historical Forms

  • Ailbrittesle 1209 For
  • Aylbritesle 1245 For
  • wood of Albrichelee 1290 Misc


'Aeþelbeorht's clearing' v. leah , with development of intervocalic b to v as in Pavenham supra 36. Cf. also Speed's spelling of Abberwick (Nb) as Averwick in 1610 and Averton for Abberton (Ess).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement