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.

( Lt ) Hosals

Field in the Parish of Melbury Osmond

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • claus ' voc ' Horesall ' 1563 Glyn
  • Horesales 1580 Ilch
  • terr ' voc ' Horsall 1621 CH
  • 's Priorswood 1621 CH
  • Whoresalls 1635 Hutch
  • close called Hosals 1793 Ilch

Etymology

(Lt)Hosals(claus' voc' Horesall' 1563, Horesales 1580, terr' voc' Horsall al 's Priorswood 1621, Whoresalls 1635, close called Hosals 1793,'grey willows', v. hār,s(e)alh, cf. the f.n.(Lt) Zales infra and Briar's Wood in Stockwood par. infra)