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 Kentisbeare

Historical Forms

  • Alra, Avrra 1086 DB(Exon)
  • Avra
  • Alre c.1200 StNicholas
  • in marlera de Alre 1249 Ass
  • Haure Pev'el 1275 RH
  • Alre Peverel 1352 Ipm


'At the alder.' William Peverell ' de Essex held the manor in 1212 (Fees 96).