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.

Swallowfield

Major Settlement in the Parish of Swallowfield

Historical Forms

  • Soanesfelt, Solafel, Sualefelle 1086 DB
  • Sarefeld 1155–8 Delisle
  • Sualewesfeld' c.1160 OxonCh
  • Sualewefeld' 1167,1176 P
  • Swalwefeld' 1252 Cl
  • Swalwefeld 1361 Fine
  • Swalefeld' 1168 P
  • Swalfeld 1275–6 RH
  • Swalofeld 1220 Fees
  • Swalufeld' 1241 Ass
  • Swallowfelde 1316 FA
  • Swalowefeld 1436 Fine
  • Swalfeld 1377 Pat

Etymology

'Open land by the river Swealwe ', v. feld ; the river-name is discussed supra 7. The forms from DB and Delisle show the common confusion between l , n , r .

Places in the same Parish