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 Wormhill

Historical Forms

  • Muchedeswelle 1086 DB


Muchedeswelle (lost), Muchedeswelle 1086 DB, a lost Domesday name for which no further evidence is available. It is mentioned twice in DB, once as a berewick of Hope and secondly with Wormhill. There is no further clue to its position. Perhaps 'Muccede's spring or stream', v. wælla . An OE  pers.n. Muccede is not on record but would be a regular diminutive from Mucca , cf. OE  Lullede from Lulla .