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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Tanworth

Historical Forms

  • Homberslade t.Hy3,t.Ed3 Dugd542,677
  • Umberslade 1693 Recov


Umberslade is Ombreslad t. Hy 2, Omberslade 13th, Ombreslade 1367, 1599Add , Homberslade t. Hy 3, t. Ed 3 Dugd 542, 677, Umberslade 1693Recov . Cf. also Umberhill 1553 Pat in the parish. No certainty is possible with regard to this name, but it is possible that the slade or valley (v. slæd ) takes its name from the small stream which flows through it and that this is yet another example of the numerous streams called Humber in England, v. Humber in RN 201 ff. and PN BedsHu 227–8.