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.

Flax Dale

Early-attested site in the Parish of Thornton Dale

Historical Forms

  • Flaxdale 1334 ForP
  • Flaxedale 1619 NRS


'Flak's valley' or 'valley where flax is grown' v. fleax , dæl .On the first element v. Flaxton 37supra .