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.

Easterly Copse

Other OS name in the Parish of Gillingham

Historical Forms

  • close called Easterleas 1609 LRMB
  • Easter Leaze 1839 TA


, close called Easterleas 1609LRMB , Easter Leaze 1839TA , v. ēasterra ' more easterly ' , lǣs ' pasture ' , the current form -ly probably arising from a misunderstanding of -leaze as a pl . or possessive form of -lea ; it is near the E par . bdy .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement