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.

to þan scamelen

Field in the Parish of East Orchard

Historical Forms

  • to þan scamelen 963 ShaftR
  • fram þanne scamelen 963 ShaftR


to þan scamelen, fram þanne scamelen(corresponding to to þane shamelen in the Anglo-Saxon bounds of Fontmell M., v. sc(e)amol'shelf of land, ledge'); anlang streames, mid streame('with the flow orcurrent, downstream'), v. strēam, with reference respectively to R.Stirchel and Fontmell Brook)