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.

Alderley Edge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alderley

Historical Forms

  • Alderley Edge 1842 OS
  • le Hegge e14 Tab
  • l'Egge 1352 Eyre


Alderley Edge, Alderley Edge 1842 OS, le Hegge e14 Tab, l 'Egge 1352Eyre , 'the edge', v. ecg , referring to the abrupt escarpment which gives name to the township of Alderley Edge 225infra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name