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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Doverdale

Historical Forms

  • on Douerdale, andlang Douerdæles 706 BCS116 12th
  • andlang Doferdæles 817 BCS362 11th
  • Lunvredele 1086 DB
  • Duverdale 1166 RBE
  • Douredela 1166 P
  • Dovredal' 1212 Fees140
  • Douerdale 1262 For 1275 SR 1294 Wigorn 1316 Ipm 1327 SR
  • Dorydale 1451 Pat
  • Doverdall 1546 LP
  • Dardall, Dordall 1558 Wills


This village takes its name from the stream, which is called in succession Dordale Brook, Elmley Brook and Hadley Brook.The second element in the stream-name is OE  dæl, the first is explained in IPN 24. See also Dordale infra 275.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site