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 Corsley

Historical Forms

  • Trowsonhey 1376 Longleat
  • Trusen haies 1615 ib


Trussenhayes is Trowsonhey 1376Longleat , Trusen haies 1615 ib. The first element in this name is probably an adjectival derivative of OE  trūs , 'brushwood,' hence 'enclosure covered with brushwood,' v. (ge)hæg.