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.

Adshead Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alderley

Historical Forms

  • Adshead Green 1831 Bry


Adshead Green (101–868767), Adshead Green 1831 Bry, cf. Addeshed 1337Eyre (p)et freq , Addresheued 1361ib (p), Adsedd 1453Dow (p), The final el. is hēafod 'a head' or 'the top of something, a hill'. The first el. could be the OE  pers.n. Ēadhere . The place is close to Adder's Moss infra (v. mos ), which is probably related.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name