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 Down

Historical Forms

  • Asscheleswurth, Asseneswurth 1244 Ass
  • Aslesworthy, Assele(s)worth 1284 Ass
  • Aishelford 1672 Recov


Ashelford is

Asscheleswurth , Asseneswurth 1244Ass (p), Aslesworthy , Assele (s )worth 1284Ass , Aishelford 1672Recov . 'Æscel 's farm,' v. worþ . Cf. Ashling PN Sx 60.

Places in the same Parish