Early-attested site in the Parish of Clothall
- Qualmestowe 1335 StPauls
- Quamstey hill 1638 Terrier
- Swamsty Common c.1840 TA
Swamstey Common (6″) is Qualmestowe 1335StPauls , Quamstey hill 1638 Terrier, Swamsty Common c. 1840TA . This is a compound of OE cwealm , 'death, slaughter, pestilence, etc.' and stow , 'place.' cwealmstow is used in OE of a place of execution.