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Survey of English Place-Names

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Assley Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hawkesbury

Historical Forms

  • Alseleyes c.1400 Surv
  • Alsley c.1410 ib
  • Addesley 1477 MinAcct


Assley Common, 1830 M, Alseleyes c. 1400Surv , Alsley c. 1410 ib, Addesley 1477MinAcct . Probably 'Æddi's clearing' from the OE  pers.n. Æddi and lēah; the Als (e )- forms may be scribal errors for Ass (e )-.