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.

Allestree

Major Settlement in the Parish of Allestree

Historical Forms

  • Adelardestre 1086 DB late12th,c.1220 Darley 1322 Derby
  • Athelardestre 1208 FF 1250 DbCh 1308 Inqaqd 1309 Pat 1330 Ass
  • Athellardestr' 1265 Cl
  • Adelastre late12th,e.13th,c.1250,1282 Darley 1291 Tax 1346 BelCh
  • Athelastre 1281 Ass 1291 Tax 1300 FF 1362 Ipm
  • Adlastre Hy3 Darley 1346 Pat 1349 Ipm 1392 Pat
  • Athlastre 1292 Ipm
  • Alastre c.1200,c.1250 Darley 1327 Pat 1330 Ass c.1600 Add
  • Allastre 1519 DbAxix
  • Alestre 1356 Pat 1424 HarlCh 1516 DbCh 1545 DKR
  • Alestrey 1600 Derby
  • Allestrie 1607,1609 ib

Etymology

'Æðelheard's tree', v. trēow , probably originally a boundary mark (cf. IPN 40).