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 Alvechurch

Historical Forms

  • Osmeresle(ia) 1138 BM 1156 Ch 1266 ADii 13th
  • Osmerley 1227,1244 FF
  • Over and Nether Osmerley 1535 VE


'Ōsmǣr 's clearing,' v. leah .