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.

Plaish

Major Settlement in the Parish of Cardington

Historical Forms

  • Plesc, Plæsc 963 S
  • Plesham 1086 DB
  • Plesse 1255-6 Ass 1274 RH
  • Plese 1261-2 ForProc 1284-5 FA
  • Plesshe 1294-5 Ass
  • Plehssh 1301 SAC
  • Playsse 1255 RH 1508 SBL4425
  • Plaishe 1590 SBL4006
  • Plessye 1291-2 Ass
  • Plasse 1291-2 Ass
  • Plashe 1304 Pat 1577 Saxton 1602 PRCardington
  • Plasshe 1306-7 Ass 1316 FA 1322 Cl
  • Plash 1695 Morden 1740 PRCardington

Etymology

OE  plæsc is only recorded in the 963 reference for this name, but it occurs in a few other place-names which have post-Conquest spellings, and the word plash is recorded in literary sources from 1400 onwards. The accepted translation is 'shallow piece of standing water'.

Places in the same Parish