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Survey of English Place-Names

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Hailey Copse, Little Hailey Copse, Lower Hailey Copse

Other OS name in the Parish of Peasemore

Historical Forms

  • Coppice called Haley 1547 LRMB
  • Hayley Copse 1830 OS


, Coppice called Haley 1547LRMB , Hayley Copse 1830 OS , cf. Fern and Towne Hallyfelde 1547LRMB , Hailey Field 1838TA , apparently identical with Hailey O321 , and several other names in O . The association with woodland suggests that an etymology ' wood with enclosures ' , first el . (ge)hæg , may be preferable to ' hay clearing ' given in O and DEPN .