Early-attested site in the Parish of Areley Kings
- Dunelege 1221 Ass
- Donesley c.1225 WoCh
- Dunley 1275 Ipm 1424 IpmR 1527 LP 1650 FF
- Donneleye 1327 SR
- Downeley 1558 Wills
This is the 'clearing' (v. leah ) of Dunna or Dūn (a ), though the existence of the last name (Redin 12) is not quite certain.Donneleye may be an error for Douneleye . The last form of all is probably an etymologising spelling.