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.

Elwill Dairy

Early-attested site in the Parish of Venn Ottery

Historical Forms

  • Ellewille 1333 SR


The site is so close to the southern ellenford of the Ottery charter (v. infra 603 n.) that we are probably right in assuming that the ford was on the wielle or stream and that both alike take their names from an ellen or elder tree. v. Addenda, Part ii, xiv.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement