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.

Gelham Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Waxham

Historical Forms

  • Gelham t.W2 Dugdale t.Hy3 BS
  • Gelham halle 1345 Ipm
  • Gyllamhall 1535 VE
  • Gellam Hall (in Waxtonesham) 1548 Pat


Gelham Hall, Gelham t. W2 Dugdale, t. Hy3(p) BS, Gelham halle 1345 Ipm, Gyllamhall 1535 VE, Gellam Hall (in Waxtonesham )1548 Pat. Acording to Blomefield (IX 354) this manor probably took its name from an ancient family, De Gelham .It is said to have been swallowed up by the sea (NfT 724, 741).