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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Prees

Historical Forms

  • Le Faall 1301 BM
  • Le Falles 1363 Ipm
  • Falles 1383 SBL
  • Fawles 1672 HTR
  • Farsgreen 1695 Morden
  • Fauls Green 1782 SBL 6253
  • Faux Green 1806 PR(L) 11


OE  *(ge)fall, which is considered to mean 'clearing'. The term is well represented in Ch, PN Ch 5.1173, sometimes, in Wirral, referring to turf mosses. 'Woodland clearing' seems appropriate in the present instance, as blocks of fields called Stocking and Ridding in TA adjoin the settlement.

Places in the same Parish