English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Penny's Lane

Other OS name in the Parish of Rudheath Lordship

Historical Forms

  • Pen(n)ies Lane 1650 LRMB


( 110–675734 to 705720 ) , 1831 ib , Pen (n )ies Lane 1650LRMB , extending from the Witton boundary at Ninehouses supra , cf. Middlewich Rd supra , to Broken Cross supra and the green at Lach Dennis 188supra . The name is from ME  peni ( OE  peni(n)g ) ' apenny ' , and probably alludes to a toll , perhaps one levied on salt carried from Northwich , cf. Halfepenihill 242infra .