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Whirley, Whirley Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alderley

Historical Forms

  • Whirley Farm & Hall 1831 Bry
  • Wyrlegh 1348 Eyre
  • Wyrley 1353 ib
  • Wirleye 1362 BPR
  • Wherlegh' 1508 MinAcct


Whirley, Whirley Hall (110–877748), Whirley Farm & Hall 1831 Bry, Wyrlegh 1348Eyre (p), Wyrley 1353ib , Wirleye 1362 BPR (p), Wherlegh '1508MinAcct , 'bog-myrtle clearing', v. wīr , lēah , cf. Whirleybarn etc. 121 infra . Whirley Hall was in Birtles township in 1831, and is described as the Higher Hall of Birtles in 1882 Orm2 iii709n.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name