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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of St Giles on the Heath

Historical Forms

  • Pinteslo 1244 Ass
  • Penteslo 1330 SR


This is a difficult name. The second element is probably sloh, 'marsh, slough.' Professor Ekwall suggests that the first element may be ME  pint or pintel , a short name for the common plant cuckoo-pint or -pintle, which grows in marshy places.

Places in the same Parish