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.

Gorwell Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hemyock

Historical Forms

  • Gorwilla 1086 DB
  • Gorewella 1281 Ass
  • Gorewille 1318 FF


'Dirty spring,' v. gor , wielle .