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.

Hadley

Early-attested site in the Parish of Whitchurch

Historical Forms

  • Hadleye 1327 SR

Etymology

Hadley (SJ 519414), Hadleye 1327 SR (p). Clearly an ancient name in spite of poor documentation. 'Heath clearing', v. hǣð , lēah .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site