Darvill, Shrewsbury 5322

Shrewsbury, England, Shropshire

Brief Description

'Darvill' is an area of land in north Shrewsbury, extending roughly between the Ellesmere Road and Pimley. It is a corruption of 'deer fold', which occurs as Derfald (1155), and Deerfalde (1170-80). The transition to the modern placename form occurs in the late 17th century, when forms such as Dervall and Darvell appear. The name probably marks the site of a late-Saxon or early post-Conquest hay or park.

History

The placename Darvill most likely originates from a corruption of 'deer fold'. Any park that was once there is now lost, and there are no documentary references to it.

History

Period

  • Medieval (1066-1540)
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