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 Little Bromley

Historical Forms

  • Dereleiam, Derleiā 1086 DB
  • Dyrl(ega) 1193 P t.Hy3 AddCh
  • Derleg(he) 1238 SR 1248
  • Derle(y)e 1272 Ass t.Hy3 AddCh
  • Dulegh' 1248 Fees
  • Durl' 1248 Ass
  • Dierleg' (p), Dirleg', Dirlee t.Hy3 AddCh


Derleigh (lost) is Dereleiam , Derleiā 1086 DB, Dyrl (ega )1193 P (p), t. Hy 3AddCh , Derleg (he )1238SR , 1248 Fees, Ass , Derle (y )e 1272Ass , t. Hy 3AddCh , Dulegh '1248 Fees (p), Durl '1248Ass , Dierleg ' (p), Dirleg ', Dirlee t. Hy 3AddCh . 'Animal clearing,' v. deor , leah . This lost vill was certainly in Little Bromley, but it seems possible that the area covered by the name extended into neighbouring parishes. It may survive in the field-name Dilly Grove in Elmstead. v. EAS xxi, 67–9.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site