English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Hailey Fm & Hailey Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sapperton

Historical Forms

  • Haile, Haylegh 1327 SR
  • Haley 1623 FF
  • Hayley 1794 GR892


Hailey Fm & Hailey Wood, Haile , Haylegh 1327SR (p), Haley 1623FF , Hayley 1794GR 892. 'Clearing used for hay', v. hēg , lēah , but there is nearly always some ambiguity in the first el. in such names between 'hay' and (ge)hæg 'hunting enclosure'. Hailey Wood is a very extensive continuation of the great Oakley Wood in Cirencester (64supra ).