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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Halwill

Historical Forms

  • Halgewilla 1086 DB
  • Halgewille 1291 Tax
  • Halgawille 1285 FA
  • Haliwill 1228 FF
  • Halywell 1296 Ipm
  • Hal(e)ghewill(e) 1242 Fees778 1283 Exon
  • Hal(e)ghewill(e) juxta Blaketoriton 1318 Ass
  • Halleghwille 1355 Exon


The place takes its name from a 'holy well' which still exists, with the ruins of a chapel by it (LGS).

Places in the same Parish