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.

Illshaw Heath

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tanworth

Historical Forms

  • Ilshawe heath, Ilshawebrooke, Ilshawe grove c.1470 Add
  • Yelschawe 1377 ADiii


Illshaw Heath is Ilshawe heath , Ilshawebrooke , Ilshawe grove c. 1470Add and was the home of John de Yelschawe (1377 AD iii). v. sceaga . The forms are too late for any interpretation of the first element to be suggested.