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 Scaldwell

Historical Forms

  • Sca(l)de(s)welle 1086 DB
  • Schaudewelle 1199 FF
  • Scaldewell(e) 12th Survey 1428 FA
  • Skaldewell(e) 1301 FF 1313 Ipm
  • Schaldewell(e) 1241 Cl 1284 FA 1285 Ass 1290,1325 Cl
  • Scaldewell al. Schaldewell 1325 Ipm
  • Shaldewell 1298 Cl


'Shallow spring,' v. sceald , wielle . The initial sk - sound is due to Scandinavian influence, v. Introd. xxiii. The place probably takes its name from a spring still to be found in the village (LG 206).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site