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 Ickenham

Historical Forms

  • Swaleclyves maner 1466 IpmR
  • Swalcliff 1486 Pat 1532 FF
  • Swacliffe 1591 FF
  • Swackleis Parke t.Eliz ChancP
  • Swacliff al. Swakeley 1593 Recov
  • Swakeleys 1593 N


Swakeleys is Swaleclyves maner 1466 IpmR, Swalcliff 1486 Pat, 1532 FF, Swacliffe 1591FF , Swackleis Parke t. Eliz ChancP, Swacliff al. Swakeley 1593Recov , Swakeleys 1593 N, the estate taking its name from the family of Robert de Swalclyve who held premises in Ickenham in 1327 (FF). The family may have come from Swalecliffe (K), Swalcliffe (O) or Swallowcliffe (W).For the present-day form cf. the late spellings of Swallowcliffe (PN W 192).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement