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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Crich

Historical Forms

  • Plagestoue late12th BelCh
  • Plaustow(e) c.1250 BelCh Hy3 Darley Hy3 WollCh 1309 Darley 1316 WollCh
  • Plastow(e) c.1250 Darley 1320,1335 WollCh 1346 Cor 1350 Crich 1392 DbCh
  • Pleystow 1519 DbAxix
  • Playstowe 1546 MinAcct


'Place where people gathered to play', v. pleg-stōw.