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Survey of English Place-Names

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Wol ( l ) ey

Field in the Parish of Kirk Langley

Historical Forms

  • Wol ( l ) ey 1502 Derby 1503 Derby
  • Woolley 1630 Plan

Etymology

Wol(l)ey 1502, 1503,Woolley 1630(probably'wolf clearing', v. wulf, lēah).