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.

Velvage

Field in the Parish of Rushbury

Historical Forms

  • 1841–6 TA

Etymology

Velvage(a similar n.,Velvetches, in Eaton under Heywood is earlier Feldbeche,'stream valley by openland': like the Eaton fields, the Velvage fields adjoin heathland)