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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Pleasley

Historical Forms

  • Pleselei(a), Pleselea, Pleseleg(a), Pleselegh(e), Plesele(e), Pleseley(e), Pleselay(e) c.1165 WollCh 1173,1174,1175,1176,1177,1180 P 16th
  • Plesseley 1506 Derby
  • Plesley(e), Pleslay(e) 1310 Ipm 1311 Fine 1323 Inqaqd 18th
  • Pleysley 1488 Derby
  • Pleysley als Plesley 1566 ib
  • Pleasley 1577 Saxton 1610 Speed


'Plēsa's clearing or wood', v. lēah ; cf. Pleasley Hill (PN Nt 125), situated on the opposite bank of the R. Meden and for the same pers.n. cf. Pleasington (PN La 74).