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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Well

Historical Forms

  • Snape 1270 YI 1283 Rich
  • Snap 1386 NCyWills


'Winter pasture' from ME  snape , a word of Scand origin (v. PN La 17).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement