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.

Over Skynwelle and Nether Skynwelle

Field in the Parish of Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby and Ormesby St Michael

Historical Forms

  • Over Skynwelle and Nether Skynwelle 1736 Love
  • Skynwelle 1423 Acc


Over Skynwelle andNether Skynwelle, Skynwelle 1423 Acc Orm(possibly a Scandinavianized form of OE scinn(a)'spectre' and wella; cf. Skinburness PN Cu 294)