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.

Ashe

Major Settlement in the Parish of Ash

Historical Forms

  • (æt) Æsce 987 Peniarth 13th
  • Eisse 1086 DB
  • Eyss 1243 Fees
  • Ess(e) c.1141 Tutbury 1252 Ch 1296 Ipm
  • Hesse c.1200 AOMB
  • As(s)h(e), As(s)ch(e) 1294 FF 1296 Ipm 1302 FA 1319 FF 1328 SR

Etymology

'The ash-tree', v. æsc (dat.sg. æsce ); the forms in Ess (e ) may reflect the Merc variant esc .