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.

Abbots Salford

Early-attested site in the Parish of Salford Priors

Historical Forms

  • Abbot Saldford 1314 FF
  • Saltford Abbot 1327 SR
  • Salford Abbot 1439 KnowleG
  • Abbotts Sawforde 1546 SR
  • Abbots Salford al. Littleton Salford 1651 FF


Abbots Salford is Abbot Saldford 1314FF , Saltford Abbot 1327 SR, Salford Abbot 1439 KnowleG, Abbotts Sawforde 1546SR , Abbots Salford al. Littleton Salford 1651FF . Land in Salford was granted to Evesham Abbey in the 8th century. Littleton from the fact that this angle of Salford parish touches the parish of Littleton (Gl).