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.

Perry Copse & Perry Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alderholt

Historical Forms

  • atte Purie 1324 MinAcct 1328 Cecil
  • La Purye 1404 ib
  • (Ferme de) Perr(e)y(e) e17 CecilMap
  • Perry Copse, Perry Md & Perry Moors 1845 TA


Perry Copse & Perry Fm (SU 132139), atte Purie 1324MinAcct , 1328Cecil both (p), La Purye 1404ib , (Ferme de ) Perr (e )y (e )e17CecilMap , Perry Copse , Perry Md & Perry Moors 1845TA , 'the pear-tree', v. pyrige , atte 'at the'; there is another Perry Copse 3½ miles W in Cranborne par. infra .