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.

Alderholt

Major Settlement in the Parish of Alderholt

Historical Forms

  • Alreholt(e) 1285 Cecil 1288 Ass 1314 Ipm 1332 SR
  • Alreolte, Halre(h)olte 1325 MinAcct
  • Halreholt 1328 Cecil
  • Al(l)erholt 1398 Pat 1404 Cecil
  • Arleholte 1318 Cecil
  • bosc' de Altherholt 1369 MinAcct 1382 Cecil
  • Cran(e)borne Alderholt 1508 1611 Hutch3
  • Alderholt(e) 1509 BrEll
  • Alderhoult 1614 Cecil
  • Aldderholt e17 CecilMap
  • Alderwod 1530 Cecil
  • Alderwood 1535 VE
  • Aldersholt in 1845 TA

Etymology

'Alder wood', from alor and holt (in two 16th-cent. forms replaced by wudu ), cf. Cranborne par. infra ; there is a f.n. Aldersholt in 1845TA .

Places in the same Parish

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