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.

Swaddale Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tapton

Historical Forms

  • Sweddale 1343 DbCh
  • Swoddale c.1400 ib
  • Swedall 1468 Portland
  • Swaddale 1634,1635 Brookhill


Swaddale Fm, Sweddale 1343 DbCh, Swoddale c. 1400 ib, Swedall 1468Portland , Swaddale 1634, 1635Brookhill . This is a difficult name, but may be a compound of swæð 'track, pathway' and dæl 1 .If so 'valley with a path' might be suggested. Cf. Swathwick infra 330.