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.

Exlade Street

Early-attested site in the Parish of South Stoke

Historical Forms

  • Hekeslad' 1241–64 Eynsh
  • Egesflade 1278–9 RH
  • Eggeslade 1285 Ass
  • Egeslade c.1360 Gor
  • Egslade 1366 Eynsh
  • Egguslhade 1406 Eynsh


The second element is slæd, 'valley,' and the first may be the personal name Ecgi , the strong form of Ecga . Street is commonly used in Mx of a settlement along a road, v. PN Mx 204.