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 Lorton

Historical Forms

  • Swynesheued 1260 Rental 1292 Ass
  • Swyneside high close 1578 Cocker


'Swine's headland,' v. hēafod .