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.

Surley Hall Road

Early-attested site in the Parish of Clewer

Historical Forms

  • Suthelee 1333 Brocas
  • South Ley 1490 Brocas
  • Sudley, Great and Litill Southley 1548 LRMB


Surley Hall Road, cf. Surly Hall 1800 Eden. This may be named from Suthelee 1333 Brocas, South Ley 1490 Brocas, Sudley , Great and Litill Southley 1548LRMB , 'south wood or clearing', v. sūð , lēah .Development of sūð to Sur - would be identical with that found in Circourt in Wantage.