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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.

Sellwood

Field in the Parish of West Orchard

Historical Forms

  • 1840 TA
  • Cellwood 1840 TAMap
  • Cellwood Cl 1840 TAMap
  • Cellwood Md 1840 TAMap
  • Syl Woode 1576 Glyn
  • on þa seales 958 ShaftR
  • of þan sealen 958 ShaftR

Etymology

Sellwood(Cellwood, Cellwood Cl, Cellwood Md 1840 TAMap, Syl Woode 1576, to be associated withon þa seales, of þan sealen 958(15) ShaftR(S 656) in the Anglo-Saxonbounds of Thorton in Marnhull par. infra,'the willow trees', v. sealh(nom.pl. sealas, dat.pl. sealum); for the later combination with wudu, cf.Selwood So(DEPN))

Places in the same Parish