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 Norwell

Historical Forms

  • Nortwelle 1086 DB 1256 Ch 1275 RH
  • Norwell 1166 P
  • North(e)well(e) 1259 Pap 1280 Ebor 1309 FF 1316 FA
  • Nowell al. Norwell 1675 Ogilby


'North well or spring,' v. wielle . North to distinguish from Southwell supra 175, some miles to the south-west.