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 and West Dawlish

Historical Forms

  • Duckalre 1277 Ass
  • Dok(e)alre 1333 SR 1422 Rental


'Duck alder.' For other examples in the county of an animal name compounded with alder , cf. Bulealler, Hawkealter, Houndaller infra 562, 557, 548 and cf. also Foxearle (PN Sx 477).