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Survey of English Place-Names

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Eliuereslach '

Field in the Parish of Rudheath Lordship

Historical Forms

  • Eliuereslach ' 1310–30 Chol 1841 TA


Eliuereslach' 1310–30(a watercourse, the secondel. is læc(c)'a boggy stream'; the first may be a compound of ǣl, ēl'an eel'and OE  ge -fær(gen.sg. -es)'a going, a course, a march', cf. eel-fare NED(from 1533)'the migration of elvers'. The stream-name would mean'boggystream in which the elvers run')