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 Edlesborough

Historical Forms

  • Dagehale 1192 BardneyCart. c.1300 Cl 1235 Ass 1241 Pat 1300
  • Dagenhale 1196 FF(P) 1202 Fines 1227,1247 Ass 1309 Ch 1328,1339,1372 Cl
  • Dagenale 1196 FF(P) 1241 Ass
  • Daggenhale 1227 Ass 1328 Fine
  • Daggehale 1322 Pat
  • Dagnale 1480 IpmR 1493 Ipm
  • Dagnall 1539 LP


OE  Dagganheale (dat.), 'Dagga's healh.' The pers. n. *Dagga is not found in OE but is a regular formation for a pet-name for the numerous OE  names in Dæg -(cf. IPN 174). It is found also in Dagworth (Sf), DBDagaworde and has given rise to a diminutive *Daggel which must lie behind Daglingworth (Gl), rather than the name Dægel , suggested by Baddeley (PNGl), for that should have given Dayl -. The group Dagnall, Northall, Ringshall and Hudnall in this parish is interesting. They all contain the suffix healh and lie in nooks in the slopes of the Chilterns.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement