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.

Dengewell Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Great Oakley

Historical Forms

  • Danis(se)well 1248 Ass 1342 Cl
  • Danyssewell 1281 ib
  • Daynswelle 1248 Ass
  • Danswell 1319 FF
  • Den(ys)s(e)well(e) 1281 Cl 1286 FF
  • Danishwell(e) 1324 FF 1342 Cl
  • Danshwell, Danchewell 1374 FF
  • Dangewell-hall 1537 M


This name would seem to be of manorial origin since the early forms are all derived from pers. names, but the locality from which the family derived its name is unknown.

Places in the same Parish