ellen

1) Alternative words for the elder, found in several minor place-names.

1308 ‘new land on Elerenbanck in Stackwode’, Fulstone

1315 le Helintreb[usc]h, Aughton

1593 ‘a flat of land called Ellentreeflat’, Thornhill

1699 les two Ellintree Doles, Wooldale. It is likely to explain the first element in place-names such as Ellen Cliff, Ellen Holme and 1618 ‘Ellentree or Ellinflatt in the same field’, Methley. However, it is unlikely to be the place-name element ‘eller’ which was more commonly a reference to the alder.

spellings ellentree ellern
dates 1308 1315 1593 1618

Related Content Loading...

Photo by Kreuzschnabel CC BY-SA 3.0