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 Payhembury

Historical Forms

  • Tala 1086 DB
  • Tale 1236 FF 1269 BM 1330 SR
  • Tale Monachorum 1269 BM
  • Talle 1313 Ch


The monks of Ford abbey once held the manor.