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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bromsgrove

Historical Forms

  • Etchy 1795 VCHiii
  • Etchey c.1830 O


The forms are too late for any certainty. The place stands high in old forest-land, so the suffix is probably hey (v. gehæg ).It is next to Whetty Fm (v. infra 345), another hey .