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.

Godley Hundred

Hundred in the County of Surrey

Historical Forms

  • Goddelie c.1060 KCD849 13th
  • Goddeleye t.Ric1 Ch 1285
  • Goddelee 1241 Ass
  • Godelie, Godelei 1086 DB
  • Godelea 1174 P
  • Godeleia 1195 P
  • Godele 1202 P
  • Godeleg 1270 Ass
  • Godelee 1282 Ipm
  • Godelye 1319 Ipm


'God (d )a 's clearing,' v. leah . The site is unknown. There was a field called Godley Hall in the TA for Chobham. This was in the north-west corner of the parish near Broomhall. According to Aubrey (iii, 174) the Hundred Court was then held at Hardwick in Chertsey.