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.

Hawkesley Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of King's Norton

Historical Forms

  • Hauckeslowe 1275 1327 SR 1329 FF
  • Hakeslowe 1515 LP
  • Hawk(e)slow(e) 1590 Wills 1603 SR
  • Hawksley 1608,1645 D


'Hawk's hill' or 'hill of a man named Heafoc .' Both are possible. Cf. hafoceshlæw (KCD 775).