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.

Foul End

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kingsbury

Historical Forms

  • Foulend 1591 Aston
  • Fowle end 1609,1672 FF
  • Fouleye 1315 Ass
  • Fouleye 1327 SR


Foul End is Foulend 1591Aston , Fowle end 1609, 1672FF and was the home of William de Fouleye (1315Ass ) and Henry de Fouleye (1327 SR). 'Dirty clearing end' (v. ful , leah , ende ), or the second element maybe eg , 'well-watered land,' referring to the stretch of land to the south-west between two streams.