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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Amersham

Historical Forms

  • Shardelowes 1331,1334 Fine 1332 Orig 1333 Cl
  • Shardelawes 1331 Misc
  • Sherdlowes 1455 ADiv
  • Sherdelowes 1464 ib
  • Sharlees 1625 HMS


The origin of this manorial name is found in Cl (1333) where we find that the messuage and carucate called S. were lately given by Hugh de La More to Adam de Shardelowe. This Adam may have come from Shardlow in Derbyshire.