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.

Cadley Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Potterne

Historical Forms

  • Cadele 1332 SR 1346 Ass


Cadley Fm is to be associated with Thomas de Cadele (1332SR , 1346Ass ). It is difficult to be sure whether this and the other Cadley names noted below (v. Index) are all of local origin or whether one or more of them are of local origin and the rest of the manorial type, taking their name from a settler from one of the other Cadleys. The personal name Cada is on independent record and is well attested in place-names (cf. Cadenham and Cadworth supra 87, 211), so that the existence of more than one Cadley in the same county is quite possible.