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 Gloucester

Historical Forms

  • Medlee 1144 Lanth219d
  • Methlegh 1234 Cl
  • Madley 1535 VE
  • Longmaddeley, the Maddeleylane 1542 GlR
  • Longemadeley 1543 MinAcct
  • Great Madlies 1630 Inq
  • Upper & Lower Madleys 1839 TA103


Madeley (lost), Medlee 1144Lanth 2 19d, Methlegh 1234 Cl, Madley 1535 VE, Longmaddeley , the Maddeleylane 1542 GlR, Longemadeley 1543MinAcct , Great Madlies 1630 Inq. 'Clearing used for mowing grass', v. mǣð , lēah . It was associated with Llanthony and the name survives in Madleiz Rd. near Monk Meadow Dock on the west side of the Bristol road to the south of the city; the fields Upper & Lower Madleys 1839TA 103 (fields nos. 107–8) are at grid point 143–824174 on the site of the Wagon Works.