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.

Rood Ashton

Major Settlement in the Parish of West Ashton

Historical Forms

  • Chapel As(s)hton 1307 Cl 1339 Pat
  • Chapelasshtoun 1391 ib
  • Chappelaston 1476 IpmR
  • Rode A(y)ssheton 1474 1500 Ipm
  • Road Ashton 1575 Hoare
  • Rowde Asheton 1596 BM
  • Chapple Ashton al. Roode Ashton 1631 Recov


This Ashton must have been distinguished by the presence of a rood or cross. It is almost certainly the same which is mentioned in rodestan (BCS 1127) in the bounds of Ashton.