English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Botleys and Botley's Park

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chertsey

Historical Forms

  • Botteles 1414 ADiii
  • Butteleys 1532 ADiii
  • Bottles 1680 Seller
  • Bottele c.1306 Chertsey
  • Botteleye 1313 FF


Botleys and Botley's Park is Botteles 1414 AD iii, Botelese Park 1501, Botlesepark 1525 AD i, Butteleys 1532 AD iii, Bottles 1680 Seller, and is to be associated with Gilbert de Bottele (c. 1306 Chertsey) and John de Botteleye (1313 FF). Possibly 'Botta 's clearing,' v. leah , though it may be a genuine manorial name, the family of Bottele (gh ) having come from Botley (Ha).