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Harely Fm

Other OS name in the Parish of Fifehead Neville

Historical Forms

  • Harley (Meade) 1607 DROMap, Harl(e)
  • y (Living) 1736 Salkeld
  • Harely 1811 OS
  • Hareley Farm Ho, Harely Gt or Long Md 1842 TA
  • Hartley 1826 Gre
  • de Hert(e)leye 1288 Ass


, Harley (Meade )1607DROMap , Harl (e )y (Living )1736Salkeld , Harely 1811OS, Hareley Farm Ho , Harely Gt or Long Md 1842TA , Hartley 1826 Gre, v. lēah; the first el. is probably hara 'hare', but ifthe last form is reliable, the name should perhaps be associatedwith Adam de Hert (e )legh ', Adam de Hert (e )leye 1288Ass , a juror in Pimperne hundred , in which case the first el . is heorot ' a hart, a stag ' ( for loss of - t , cf. Harford Gl 1200 ) .