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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Wolverley

Historical Forms

  • Brakelowe (sic) 1240 WoP
  • Drakelow, Dracloe 1582 Wills 1649 Surv


'Dragon-hill' or 'barrow,' v. draca , hlaw and cf. Drakelow (Db), Dracanhlawen in BCS 772.