William Dargue A History of BIRMINGHAM Places & Placenames from A to Y
B45 - Grid reference SO988767
Etchey: first record 1795
Etchey is shown on the 1834 Ordnance Survey map on Eachway Lane south of the junction with Rednal Hill Lane and at the foot of the northern slopes of Rednal Hill. By 1887 is is recorded on the OS map as Eachway. No buildings are shown here at that time. The name is recorded too late to determine its origin. However, it may possibly derive from Old English echels meaning 'land added on' (to an estate, probably elsewhere) + (ge)haeg meaning 'enclosure'.
William Dargue 27.11.2008/ 02.08.2010
For 19th-century Ordnance Survey maps of Birmingham go to British History Online.
Map below reproduced from Andrew Rowbottom’s website of Old Ordnance Survey maps Popular Edition, Birmingham 1921. Click the map to link to that website.