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.

Yeldersley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Yeldersley

Historical Forms

  • Geldeslei 1086 DB
  • Gilderesle e.13th WollCh
  • Gilderlege 1212 FF
  • Ildresle(e), Yldresle(e), Yldrisle(e), Yldresle(e), Yldresleg, Yldresleie, Yldresley(e) c.1200 WollCh c.1200 1229 Pat 1298 Ipm Ed1 WollCh 1346,1428 FA 1442 WollCh
  • Ylderslegh 1306 Ass
  • Yhildirleg' 1243 Fees
  • Yhildrisleye Hy3 WollCh
  • Yhilderesle 1317 ib
  • Yildresley(e) 1266 Pat 1346 Cor
  • Yilderesl(e) 1282,1287 Kniveton 1302 FA 1330 Ass
  • Yildursley 1392 Cor
  • Yyldyrsley 1441 RadCh
  • Yeldreslegh 1295 Ch
  • Yeldresley 1497 WollCh
  • Yeldersley(e), Yeldursley(e), -ley(e), Yelderslaye 1307 Pat 1330 Ass 1346 Cor 1382 Gaunt
  • Yerderslegh 1330 QW
  • Yealdersley 1577 DbAi

Etymology

'Geldhere's clearing', v. lēah . This unrecorded OE  pers.n. is paralleled by OGer Gelther .