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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Wem

Historical Forms

  • La Lawe 1255–6 Ass
  • Lowe 1290 Ipm
  • La Lowe 1291–2 Ass
  • The Low(e) freqfrom1654 PR(L)
  • La Louwe 1306–7 Ass
  • The Lo(o)e freqfrom1596to1700 PR(L)


'Tumulus', one of three Sa instances of simplex names from hlāw. No trace has been found of the eponymous burial mound.

Lai , a DB manor in Hodnet Hundred, has sometimes been considered to be Lowe, but Audley in Moreton Say, supra , is a more likely identification.

F. and C. Thorn, in the Phillimore edition of DB (note 4.14.4) note Dichelowe from a l.13th cent. survey of Bradford Hundred.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name