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.

The Dales

Field in the Parish of Catfield

Historical Forms

  • 1840 TA

Etymology

The Dales(v. dalr or ME dale which occurs in Norfolk for OE  dāl)