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.

Plaster Down

Other OS name in the Parish of Whitchurch

Historical Forms

  • Playsterdown 1518–29 ECP5,558


is Playsterdown 1518–29 ECP 5, 558 . The form is late but the first element may be a corruption of plegstow . Cf. Plestor in Selborne (Ha) , the name for the space in the centre of the village , presumably an ancient place for games .