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.

Manley Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Coaley

Historical Forms

  • Moneley(e) 1315 Glouc 1575 TRMB
  • Monley 1575 ib


Manley Fm, Moneley (e )1315 Glouc, 1575TRMB , Monley 1575 ib.Probably 'common clearing', v. lēah . The first el. is either OE  māna 'community', related to (ge)mǣne 'common', or OE  manna , gen.pl. of mann 'man'; cf. also the surname Man in Man croft (237).