English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Higher Besley Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Holcombe Rogus

Historical Forms

  • Beasselegh 1330 SR 1353 Ass t.Ed3 Ass
  • Beselegh 1482 IpmR


The first element is probably a pers. name *B (e )assa , a pet-form of such a name as Beadusige .v. leah .

Places in the same Parish