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.

Pilsons

Field in the Parish of Market Drayton

Historical Forms

  • 1840 TA
  • Pillesdon ' 1271–2 Ass

Etymology

Pilsons(4 fields onboundary with Longslow, probably Pillesdon' 1271–2 Ass, a heath in Longslow partof which was in Drayton, cf. Puellesdonpulles Hy 6: apparently a transferred use ofPuleston, Part 1 244, 9 miles S.E., possibly outlying pasture in heathland)