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.

Alderwasley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Alderwasley

Historical Forms

  • Al(l)rewas(e)leg(h), Al(l)rewasseleg(h), -leg(h), Al(l)rewas(e)ley(e) 1251 Ch 1282 FF c.1293 BelCh 1303 FF 1388 DKR
  • Allerwassele(i)gh, Allerwasle(i)gh, -le(i)gh, Allerwassele(e), Allerwasseley(e) 1273 DKR 1298 Cl 1298 Ipm 1321 BelCh 1327 Ipm 1330 Ass 1545 DbCh
  • Alderwasle(e), Alderwaslegh, Alderwasley(e) 1407 Fine 1431 FA 1462 CPG
  • Aldrewaslegh 1459 BelCh
  • Alderwashele 1520 CPG
  • Alderwash (sic) 1577 Saxton
  • Alderwashley 1610 Speed

Etymology

'Clearing belonging to or near Alderwas ', v. lēah . The earlier name (which has not survived independently) must have been identical in origin with Alrewas (PN St 3) and is 'alder-tree marsh', v. alor , wæsse .

Places in the same Parish

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