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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Ashwell

Historical Forms

  • Æscewelle c.1060 WDB
  • Asceuuelle, Esceuuelle 1086 DB
  • Aysshewelle 1283 Ipm, 1314 Ass
  • Ayschwelle 1403 Pat


Further forms are without interest except the following, which show a diphthong: Aiswelle 1201, Eiswelle 1203, Eyssewelle 1272FF , Aysshewelle 1283 Ipm, 1314Ass , Ayschwelle 1403 Pat. 'Ash well or spring,' v. wielle .