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.


Field in the Parish of Theddingworth

Historical Forms

  • Ouertwel 1398 Braye


Ouertwel 1398 (of uncertain meaning; perh.' land above the spring or stream' (v. ofer 3, þe, wella) or' uncovered, laid - open spring' (v. overte, wella) may be thought of; but note Upper Twills, infra)