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 East Allington

Historical Forms

  • La Flere 1268 FF
  • La Fler 1291 Tax
  • Fleere 1417 FF


This may be derived from OE  flǣre , 'ear-lap, ear-lobe,' the term having been applied to the steep tongue of land between the two streams here.