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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Silverstone

Historical Forms

  • Anelegh, boscus de Aneleg' c.1220 For


Olney is Anelegh , boscus de Aneleg 'c. 1220For . If this identification is correct, the interpretation may be 'lonely clearing or wood,' from OE  ān (a ) 'one, alone, single, solitary.' v. leah .

Places in the same Parish