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.

Pool Valley

Early-attested site in the Parish of Brighton

Historical Forms

  • the Poole, the Poole head 1677 Rental
  • atte Pole 1296 SR


Pool Valley (6″) is the Poole , the Poole head 1677Rental , and gave name to Reginald atte Pole (1296 SR). This was the place where the Wellsboume or Whalesborne supra 290 entered the sea, just by the present Palace pier.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement