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.

Stillehey

Field in the Parish of Shaftesbury

Historical Forms

  • Stillehey 1433 Salis
  • Stillhayes Meade 1562 Weld
  • Styll hayes 1565 Weld
  • Stilliehayes Meade 1586 Comm
  • Stilly Meade 1671 Waller

Etymology

Stillehey 1433, Stillhayes Meade 1562, Styll hayes 1565,Stilliehayes Meade 1586, Stilly Meade 1671(v.(ge)hæg, first el. perhapsstiell'enclosure, place for catching fish')