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.

Purwell Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cassington

Historical Forms

  • Pyrwelle 1551–2 Survey
  • Peril Farm 1821 O.S.


Purwell Fm is Pyrwelle 1551–2Survey , Peril Farm 1821 O.S. Possibly 'pear-tree stream,' v. pirige , w(i)elle. Chambers (55) says that the name preserves that of some purlieus of Wychwood Forest, but the forms do not support this conjecture.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement