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.

in Saggelorð

Field in the Parish of Wyke Regis

Historical Forms

  • in Saggelorð 978×984 MinAcct 978×984 MinAcct
  • fram Saggelorð 978×984 MinAcct 978×984 MinAcct

Etymology

in Saggelorð, fram Saggelorð 978 ×984(14)(probably on or near the shore of Radipole Lake, but the form isalmost certainly corrupt; possibly'promontory marked by a stake' from sāgol'staff, club'(BT, cf. hege -sāgol'hedge-stake' ib) and ord'point', with -gg - for-g - and - ð for -d due to scribal error)