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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.

Birtles Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alderley

Historical Forms

  • Ulm l12 Orm2
  • Hulme 1275 Ipm 1352 Dow 1414 et freq
  • Hulm 1288 Court 1290 ib
  • Holm 1275 Cl 1335 Mont
  • Holme 1275 Ipm
  • Hulme House now called the Pasture(s) 1666 Orm2
  • (The) Pasture 1681 Dow 1841 TA
  • (le) Pastur 1684 Dow
  • Birtles New & Old Hall 1750 Sheaf311
  • New Hall 1831 Bry


'The water-meadow', 'the pasture', v. hulm , pasture . The later name arises because c.1800 this house superseded Birtles Old Hall 73supra as the seat of the manor of Birtles, v. Orm1 iii304. The original name appears in Hum Covert and Hulmes infra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name