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.

Slate Mill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bourton


Slate Mill (6″) is Sclattemylle 1482, 1509, 16, 17, Sclatemylle , Sclattmylle 1521, Sclat myll 1531, Slate myll 1595, Slatt mylne 1601, Slatt mill 1628, 33, Slatmill 1633. These forms are from deeds in the possession of Dr T. Loveday. The modern name gives the correct etymology: Dr Loveday informs us that the slate roof of the building has only recently been removed.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Major Settlement