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.

Flashley Carr

Early-attested site in the Parish of Campsall

Historical Forms

  • Flaxcleyker 1241 ADv
  • Flaxley Carr-end 1539,1559 Hnt


Flashley Carr, Flaxcleyker 1241 AD v, Flaxley Carr-end 1539, 1559 Hnt. 'Clearing in the swamp', v. flask (with Flax - as a metathesised variant, later replaced by flasshe ), lēah , and kjarr 'marsh'.