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 Cullompton

Historical Forms

  • Shutelake 1330 SR
  • Shittelake 1409 IpmR


'Stream in the corner of land,' v. lacu and cf. Shute supra 184.There are two farms of this name in the parish, but, as pointed out by Blomé (94), the references are probably to the western one, which is on a stream on the western boundary of the parish.The other place is not near a stream and may be a more modern name.