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Survey of English Place-Names

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Waterley Bottom

Early-attested site in the Parish of North Nibley

Historical Forms

  • Waterley 1571,1588 FF
  • Wartley 1575 TRMB
  • Wartley Bottom 1779 Rudder


Waterley Bottom, Waterley 1571, 1588FF , Wartley 1575TRMB , Wartley Bottom 1779 Rudder. 'Clearing by the stream', v. wæter , lēah ; the stream is Doverle Brook.