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 Abingdon and St Helen Without

Historical Forms

  • (to) cealdenwulle c.1200 BCS906
  • (to) cealdan wylle, (of) cealdan wylle 956 c.1200 ib
  • (on) cealdan wyl, (of) cealden wylle 985 KCD1283 c.1200
  • Chaldewell 1247–8 FF


Cholswell, 1761 Rocque, (to ) cealdenwulle n.d. (c. 1200) BCS 906, (to ) cealdan wylle , (of ) cealdan wylle 956 (c. 1200) ib 924, (on ) cealdan wyl , (of ) cealden wylle 985 (c. 1200) KCD 1283, Chaldewell 1247–8FF , 'cold stream', v. c(e)ald, w(i)ella, a common name, here appearing in its WSax form. BCS 906 is spurious, but the bounds may be somewhat earlier than those in BCS 924, v. Pt 3.