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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Cowley

Historical Forms

  • Stok(e)well(e), Stocwell(e), Stockewell(e) 1248 Ass 1296 MinAcct 1327 SR 1357 Monast 1558 PR


Stockwell, Stok (e )well (e ), Stocwell (e ), Stockewell (e )1248Ass , 1296MinAcct , 1327SR , 1357 Monastet passim to 1558 PR 16. 'Well or spring near a tree-stump' or 'a well in which the bucket is raised by a pole pivoted in a stump', v. stocc , wella , a common type of name.