English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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on holenwylle

Field in the Parish of Compton Abbas

Historical Forms

  • on holenwylle 932 ShaftR
  • of hollenwelle 932 ShaftR

Etymology

on holenwylle, of hollenwelle(corresponding to to holenwelle, of þan welle in the Fontmell M. charter 932(15) ShaftR(S419),'hollow spring, or spring in a hollow', v. hol2, well(a), wyll(a))