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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Tallentire

Historical Forms

  • Talentir c.1160 Fountains c.1210 StB 1584 FF
  • Talentyr 1171–5 CWiii 1333 VE 1535
  • Talantir, Talantyr 1246 FF 1278 Ass c.1300 Guisb
  • Talantyre 1573 FF
  • Talghentir 1208 FF
  • Tallentyre 1558 FF
  • Tallantire 1580 Border


Ekwall (DEPN) suggests that this means 'end of the land,' from Welsh  tal and tir , separated by the definite article (-en - in OBreton and OCornish). The normal form in Welsh is -y - as in Tal-y-bont, 'bridge-end,' but there is, as Sir Ifor Williams informs us, a possible instance of -in - in OWelsh.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site