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.

Fontmell Parva

Early-attested site in the Parish of Child Okeford

Historical Forms

  • Parva Funtemel(l) 1250 Drew 1360 FF
  • Litel Fontemell 1308 Banco
  • Litil Funtymels 1412 FA
  • Lytel Fountemel 1431 IpmR
  • Lytel fontemell 1431 FA
  • Little-Fontmel or Fontmel-Parva 1774 Hutch1


Fontmell Parva (ST 828146), Parva Funtemel (l )1250 Drew, 1360 FF, Litel Fontemell 1308 Banco (Drew), Litil Funtymels 1412 FA, Lytel Fountemel 1431 IpmR, Lytel fontemell 1431 FA, Little -Fontmel or Fontmel -Parva 1774 Hutch1, named from Fontmell Brook on which it stands, v. RNs infra ; little (Lat  parva ) to distinguish it from Fontmell Magna par. which lies upstream 3 miles NE.