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.

Emley Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Thursley

Historical Forms

  • Imbeleg' 1255 Ass
  • Imley 1548 LRMB
  • Emley t.Ed6 Rental


Emley Fm is Imbeleg '1255Ass , Ymbeleghe 1344, Ymbele 1377Ct (all p), Imley 1548LRMB , Emley t. Ed 6Rental . v. leah . The first element is identical with that of Imbhams Fm supra 205.Hence 'wood or clearing where bees swarm.' Cf. on imba lea (BCS 778) in Berks.