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.

the Slede

Field in the Parish of Rothwell

Historical Forms

  • the Slede 1577 Terrier
  • the Slead 1606 Terrier 1638 Terrier
  • the slead 1611 Terrier 1625 Terrier
  • Slead 1679 Terrier
  • y e Slead 1721 Terrier

Etymology

the Slede 1577, the Slead 1606, 1638, the slead 1611, 1625, Slead 1679, y e Slead 1721(v. slæd'a valley', perhaps in one of its dial.senses, like'land in a(marshy) valley')