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.

Valley End, Valleywood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chobham

Historical Forms

  • Falelye t.Hy3 For
  • Falilegh ib.
  • Faledle t.Ric2 For
  • Fal(l)edle(e) 1311,1461 Chertsey
  • boscum de Faledle 1342 ChertseyB
  • Falleywod 1548 LRMB
  • Fallwood 1605 LRMB
  • Valley Wood 1607 Norden
  • Falwood 1614 Moulton
  • Valley End 1680 Seller
  • Fellow End 1765 R 1816 O.S.


This is clearly a compound of OE  falod, 'fold' and leah, hence 'wood or clearing marked by a fold.' Cf. falod leah 824 (BCS 397), now Fawley Fm in Privett (Ha).