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.

Hoar Edge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cardington

Historical Forms

  • Harlithe 1274 InqMisc

Etymology

The second element of Harlithe , and of Lallelyd (later Lawley), is hlith , which in this area is consistently used for a massif with a hollow.In Part 2it was suggested that the horseshoe shape, made by The Lawley and Hoar Edge together, formed the hlith , the hollow being the open end of the horseshoe.

There is another Hoar Edge in Coreley parish.