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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Mashamshire

Historical Forms

  • Helagh 1279–81 QW 1327 Banco
  • Helaugh 1406 YI
  • Healey 1561 FF


'High forest clearing' v. heah , leah .