Early-attested site in the Parish of Hartlebury
- Wæresleage 817 BCS361 17th
- Wereslæge 980 KCD627 11th
- Wæreslege c.1150 Surv
- Waresleia, Waresle(ga) c.1150 Surv 1200 Cur 1208 Fees37 1221 FF 1275 SR
- Warslei 1269 ADiv
'Wǣr 's clearing,' v. leah . Wǣr is a shortened form of one of the numerous OE names in Wǣr - and is found also in Warwick (Wa) and Waresley (Hu).