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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Penistone

Historical Forms

  • Soughly 1771 M
  • Soughley 1817 M


Softley, 1593 WillY, 1645 Hall, Soughly 1771 M, Soughley 1817 M.'Soft, agreeable clearing', v. sōfte , lēah , cf. Softley Nb.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name