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.

Halesfield Colliery

Other OS name in the Parish of Madeley

Historical Forms

  • Halesfield, Hales Pits 1840 TA
  • rivulus de Hales 1247 Dugdale


, The Hales C . 17th VCH XI42 , 1849TA , Halesfield , Hales Pits 1840TA , A stream called rivulus de Hales 1247Dugdale can be identified with Mad Brook , which runs by Halesfield . The name is the plural of halh , probably meaning ' hollows ' .