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.

Batterley Drove

Other OS name in the Parish of Alderholt

Historical Forms

  • Batherligh 1614 Cecil
  • Batterley Drove (Pce), Batterley (Plot) 1846 TA


, Batherligh 1614Cecil , Batterley Drove (Pce ), Batterley (Plot )1846TA , probably from lēah ' wood,clearing ' , v. drāf ; the first part of the name cannot be explained without earlier spellings .