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.

Shoeland Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hendon

Historical Forms

  • Schooland 1384 AllSouls
  • Scholand 14th ADi
  • Sholands, Shoelands 1574 HendonSurv


Shoeland Fm is Schooland 1384All Souls , Scholand 14th AD i, Sholands , Shoelands 1574 HendonSurv. The name is probably identical in origin with Shoelands (PN Sr 210–11). See also PN Ess 584–5. The first element is either the OE  scēo , 'shoe' or else sceolh , 'oblique, awry,' in either case with reference to the shape of a particular piece of land.