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.

Rowley

Field in the Parish of Woore

Historical Forms

  • Rowley 1838 TA
  • Proleies or Rowleies 1838 TA
  • Owleies or Rowleies 1838 TA
  • Rolowe 1838 TA

Etymology

Rowley 1523–4, Proleies or Rowleies 1672, Owleies or Rowleies 1680(probablyRolowe 1450, correct form uncertain)