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.

Ludley Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Beckley

Historical Forms

  • Lodelegh 1296,1327 Battle
  • Loddelegh 1320 Misc
  • Ludleys al. Ludleys Yeard 1610 SRS14,213
  • Ludlow 1823 G


Ludley Fm is Lodelegh n.d. Battle 18, 1296, 1327 SR (p), Loddelegh 1320 Misc, Ludleys al. Ludleys Yeard 1610 SRS 14, 213, Ludlow 1823 G. 'Lodda 's clearing,' leah , with a weak form of the pers. name discussed under Lodsworth supra 26.