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.

Booley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Stanton upon Hine Heath

Historical Forms

  • Boleleiam 1121 SAC
  • Bolelegam 1155 SAC
  • Bole c.1175 SAC
  • Boleye 1302 Ipm 1327 SR 1348 SRO322/152
  • Boley 1421 ib
  • Bolle 1235 Cl
  • Bolleg' c.1245 SAC
  • Bollege 1306–7 Ass
  • Boeleye 1291–2 Ass
  • Buleye 1327 SR
  • Bowley 1494 Ipm 1552 Pat 1588 SRO322box2
  • Booley 1588 SRO322box2 1672 HTR

Etymology

'Tree-trunk clearing', v. bol (VEPN), lēah .