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Survey of English Place-Names

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Farleys End

Early-attested site in the Parish of Elmore

Historical Forms

  • Farenleye 12 Glouc
  • Farneleye 12 Glouc
  • Farnlee, Farnley(e) 1221 Ass c.1250 GlR 1354 Ch
  • Fareleya, Fareley(e) 12–1282 Glouc
  • Farelehe, Fareley(e), Fareleigh 1248 Ass c.1250 GlR 1638 FF
  • -End 1830 M

Etymology

'Glade or clearing overgrown with fern', v. fearn , lēah . Loss of -n - in other examples of this compound is frequent (Phonol. § 37b ).