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.

The Vatch

Other OS name in the Parish of Bisley

Historical Forms

  • Vacchemylle, molend' aq' 1459 MinAcct
  • Vetch croft 1841 TA


, Vacchemylle , molend ' aq '1459MinAcct , Vetch croft 1841TA , a southern variant of ME  fecche ( ONFr  veche ) ' vetch ' ; here the p.n. originally denoted a mill grinding vetches .