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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Pontesbury

Historical Forms

  • Schorthull 1221 SAS3/VI
  • Serthul 1255 RH
  • Sherthill 1286 Eyton
  • Short Hill 1833 TA


SHORTHILL, 1783 PR(H) 12, Schorthull 1221 SAS 3/VI (FF), Serthul 1255 RH, Sherthill 1286 Eyton, Short Hill 1833TA , v. sc(e)ort, hyll : 'short' is a rare term in ancient place-names.