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.

Ilkeston

Major Settlement in the Parish of Ilkeston

Historical Forms

  • Tilchestune 1086 DB
  • Elkesdon(a), Elkesdone Hy1,Hy2,1194 Bridlington 1215 ClR 1252 Cl 1330 QW
  • Helkesdone 1269 Ass
  • Helchesdun c.1160 Rufford
  • Elchesdon Hy2 Bridlington
  • Elcasdona c.1185 Bridlington
  • Hilkesdon(e), Ilkesdon(e), Ilkisdon(e), -don(e) 1236,1243 Fees 1258 Darley 1265 Misc 1330 Ass
  • Ylkesdon 1291 Tax
  • Illesdon 1284–6 FA
  • Hilkeston(e), Ilkeston(e) 1276 RH 1281 Ass 1302 FA 1306 Pat
  • Ylkystun Ed1 DbCh
  • Ylkeston 1488 Premon 1519 DbAxix 1555 Middleton
  • Elkeston 1375 Fine 1427 DbCh
  • Ilston 1554 Pat Eliz ChancP

Etymology

Perhaps 'Ēalāc's hill', v. dūn ; for the pers.n. OE  Ēalāc (LVD) cf. Elkstone (PN St 55–6), Elkesley (PN Nt 78). There was an early replacement of dūn by tūn . This leaves out of consideration the DB form Tilchestune ; initial T - is simply a misdivision of the name preceded by the preposition æt . Spellings in -ch - are to be explained as AN forms for -k -, and -tune is presumably an error for -dune .

Places in the same Parish

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