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.

Paddle Cottage

Early-attested site in the Parish of Edgcote


“If we can Pad-well overgoe and Horestone we can see;

Then Lords of England we shall be.”

The Horestone he tells us was a famous old stone on the borders of Warwickshire (? Oxfordshire) in Wardlinton (sic) Field. The name Padwell repeats itself in Padwellestreme in Long Buckby (1458Ct ). It is doubtless a compound of OE  pad (e ), 'toad,' and wielle .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement