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.

Damask Hey

Field in the Parish of Woore

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • The Big Damasheys 1838 TA
  • Little Damasheys 1838 TA
  • The Damas Heays 1838 TA
  • Dammas Heys 1838 TA

Etymology

DamaskHey(The Big Damasheys and Little Damasheys 1718, The Damas Heays 1727, Dammas Heys 1731: J. Field, English Field -Names : A Dictionary, suggests that ridge-and-furrowploughing sometimes produced a damask pattern)