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.

Melkwell '

Field in the Parish of Shillingstone

Historical Forms

  • Melkwell ' 1330 AddCh
  • Melkewellemede 1330 AddCh


Melkwell', Melkewellemede 1330(15)('(meadow by) the spring or stream with milky colouredwater', from meoluc and well(a), with mǣd, cf. the f.n. Milk Wells inFifehead N. par. supra)