Early-attested site in the Parish of Wotton Underwood
- Todleshall (sic) 1298 VCHii.132
- Tudreshull 1372 Ipm
The forms are too scanty and doubtful to admit of any certainty. Professor Zachrisson suggests that the first element may be a dimin. Tyddel , with mutation of the stem vowel, corresponding to the unmutated Tuddul which is found in Old English. Hence 'Tyddel's hill.' The r would then be due to the common AN confusion of l and r (IPN 106). In this case the ME o and u represent the u -development of OE y while the modern form show St English i . v. Introd. xxiii.