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 Uley

Historical Forms

  • la Sadewalle 1248 Ass
  • Shadewell c.1250 Berk
  • Shadwell 1779 Rudder


Shadwell, la Sadewalle 1248Ass , Shadewell c. 1250 Berk, Shadwell 1779 Rudder. 'Well in a shady place', v. sceadu , wella (wælla); it is low down on the north side of the escarpment.