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.


Field in the Parish of Motcombe

Historical Forms

  • Holewal 1270 For
  • Holewales 1838 TA
  • ( Nether ) Hollwells 1609 LRMB 1660 SxAS


Holewal 1270,Holewales 1475,(Nether) Hollwells 1609, 1660(v. hol2'hollow', walu'ridge',cf. Holwell par. infra)