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.

Ash Dike

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wawne

Historical Forms

  • Es(c)hedyk 1150–60,1249–69,1372–96 Melsa
  • Eshedike als. Ashedike 1621 FF


Ash Dike (6″) is Es (c )hedyk 1150–60, 1249–69, 1372–96 Melsa, Eshedike als. Ashedike 1621 FF. 'Ditch by the ashtree,' v. æsc , dic .