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.

Ash Magna

Major Settlement in the Parish of Whitchurch

Historical Forms

  • Esche 1255–6 Ass
  • Ash 1712 PR(L)
  • The Ash 1770,9,87 ib
  • Ashe 1786 ib
  • Ash Magna 1831 OS 1841 TA
  • Asshe Magna and Assh Parva 1401–2 Talbot
  • Essh Major, Essh Parva 1419–20 ib


OE  æsc 'ash tree' occurs fairly frequently as a simplex settlement- name, this and Nash (Part 1) being the two Sa examples.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site