A brief journey through time
Several sources I have read have suggested that the original spelling may have been Earcaluw. From this we have Caluw which means 'bare hill' this apparently may suit High Ercall as it sits among low hills. They also believe that the name could have first have been applied to a settlement and later an area.
Several choices have been found, one being that it is a spring settlement. The theory being that it stands between several streams, or that it is near a spring. Another is that it was a farmstead in a forest or with a wall.
The likely meaning of this is moorland or marsh. Mor in Shropshire means marsh.
|01 Jan 09|