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.

Lowell

Field in the Parish of Wyke Regis

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA
  • Lowell 1582 Ilch
  • Lovell 1582 Ilch

Etymology

Lowell(Lowell, Lovell 1582(18), perhaps from hlēo(w)'shelter' or hlēow'sheltered' and wella, cf. Lewell in W Knighton par. supra)