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.

Severalls Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Colchester


Severalls Hall. Cf. the Severall , Severall hedge 1581, 1637 MC, Kingswood heath or the Severalls 1722 ib. severals denotes “land in private ownership or over which a person has a particular right, especially enclosed land as opposed to common land” (NED). Cf. also “pasture called Severell ” followed almost immediately by “half the arable in le Commen Feld ” (1530 AD v) in West Corscombe (Do), “a several fishery in the salt water called Alresforde Forde” (1556FF ), “a several pasture called Bradefeld ” at Milton in Prittlewell (1309Extent ) and “the lord's several water” in Great Waltham (1402 ER xiii).Kyngeswood was re-granted to Colchester in 1535 (ColchCh 58–62). v. Kingswood Forest supra 2.