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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.

Longville in the Dale

Early-attested site in the Parish of Rushbury

Historical Forms

  • Longefeud 1271–2 Ass
  • Longefeld 1291–2 Ass
  • Longeford 1271–2 Ass
  • Lungefeld' 1291–2 Ass
  • Longvelde alias Longe Fylde 1541 Pat
  • Longfeild als Longvile 1625 SBL6399
  • Longveild 1672 HTR
  • Longville in the Dale 1833 OS

Etymology

This settlement is at the northern end of a strip of territory running along the N.W. side of Wenlock Edge which was probably known as *Langanfeld 'the long stretch of open land', feld being used, as frequently in place-names, for land at the edge of a massif. The other end is marked by Cheney Longville, for which v. Part 1.

The Dale is Ape Dale, earlier 'Longfield's Dale', for which v. infra .