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.

  1. Drakelow (Parish in Derbyshire)

  2. Drakelowe (Major Settlement, Drakelow, Derbyshire)

    (æt) Dracan hlawen 942 Peniarth; Drakel' 942 Peniarth; Drakelawa, Drakelaw(e) 1175, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1179, 1180 P; 1330 QW; Drachelawe 1086 DB; 1185 BurtCh; Drakeslawe 1183, 1184, 1186…

    'Dragon's mound', v. draca , hlāw ; cf. Drakelow (PN Wo 258), Dragley (PN La 212), Drakelowe 1415DuLaMB , an unidentified place in Bonsal supra

  3. Drake's Broughton (Early-attested site, Pershore Holy Cross, Worcestershire)

    Broctun, Broctune 972 BCS 1282; 1086 DB; c. 1086 EveA; Broctone 1275 SR; Brakebroghton (sic) 1329 FF

    'Brook-farm,' distinguished from Broughton Hackett, also held by Pershore, by the name of the Drake family, found here in 1275

  4. Drakeholes (Early-attested site, Wiseton, Nottinghamshire)

    Drake-Holes olim forsitan Dragon-Holes 1695 RectorsBk; Drakehole 1716 Terrier

    Drakeholes is Drake -Holes olim forsitan Dragon -Holes 1695 RectorsBk, Drakehole 1716Terrier . drake (OE 

  5. Drakelow (Early-attested site, Wolverley, Worcestershire)

    Brakelowe (sic) 1240 WoP; Drakelow, Dracloe 1582 Wills; 1649 Surv

    'Dragon-hill' or 'barrow,' v. draca , hlaw and cf. Drakelow (Db), Dracanhlawen in BCS

  6. Drakenage Fm (Early-attested site, Kingsbury, Warwickshire)

    Drakenes, Drakenecħ 1183 P; Drakenech 1232 Ass; 1387 IpmR; Drakenegg(e) 1251 Ch; 1287, 1388 FF; 1288 Cl; 1316 FA; Drakenhegh 1285 Ass; Drakynhegge 1326…

    Drakenage Fm is Drakenes , Drakenecħ 1183 P, Drakenech 1232Ass , 1387 IpmR, Drakenegg (e )1251 Ch, 1287, 1388FF ,

  7. Drake Car (Other OS name, Mellor, Derbyshire)

    ( 6 ″ ) , 1850TA

  8. Drake Ho (Other OS name, Beighton, Derbyshire)

    Drakehouse 1656 ParReg; Drake 1535 Portland

    , Drakehouse 1656 ParReg , cf. John Drake 1535Portland

  9. Drakelowe Park (Other OS name, Drakelow, Derbyshire)

    , 1833 Hall

  10. Hardrake Lane (Other OS name, Great Longstone, Derbyshire)

    Hardrake 1840 O

    ( 6 ″ ) , Hardrake 1840 O , v. heard , rake

  11. Drake 's Orchd (Field, Cannock, Staffordshire)

    Drake's Orchd

    Drake's

  12. Drake aker (Field, Nevill Holt, Leicestershire)

    Drake aker 1335, Drakeakir 1395 (v. æcer; prob. with the surn. Drake, ME   drake' male of the duck' being less likely)

    Drake aker 1335, Drakeakir 1395 (v. æcer; prob. with the surn. Drake, ME   drake' male of the duck' being less

  13. drake ashe (Field, Sproxton, Leicestershire)

    drake ashe 1601, drake eshe 1612, the drake eshe heding 1605 (v. heading) (v. æsc; it seems unlikely that in compound with' ash - tree', drake is OE   draca' a dragon', alluding to local folklore, or that it is ME   drake' the male duck'; poss. is the surn. Drake, with the tree as a boundary marker)…

    drake ashe 1601, drake eshe 1612, the drake eshe heding 1605 (v. heading) (v. æsc; it seems unlikely that in

  14. Drake Close (Field, Winster, Derbyshire)

    Drake Close

    Drake

  15. Drake Holme (Field, Bolsover, Derbyshire)

    Drake Holme 1632(v. draca, holmr)

    Drake Holme 1632(v. draca,

  16. Drake medowe (Field, Heath, Derbyshire)

    Drake medowe 1609

    Drake medowe

  17. drakehome (Field, Morcott, Rutland)

    drakehome 1631, Drake holme 1757, Drakesholme 17631, Drakes-home furlong 1602(the first el.is either the surn. Drake or ME  drak'a drake', cf. Thomas Drake 1524 SR of Belton,v. holmr)…

    drakehome 1631, Drake holme 1757, Drakesholme 17631, Drakes-home furlong 1602(the first el.is either the surn. Drake or ME 

  18. Drakeley (Field, Snelston, Derbyshire)

    Drakeley(cf. Drakeley Pingle 1664)

    Drakeley(cf. Drakeley Pingle

  19. Drakelow Hill (Field, Little Eaton, Derbyshire)

    Drakelow Hill(cf. Drakelow infra 633)

    Drakelow Hill(cf. Drakelow infra

  20. Drakes Close (Field, Burnaston, Derbyshire)

    Drakes Close

    Drakes