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.

Great Wichelo Shaw

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ipsden

Historical Forms

  • Witchele 1254–5 RH
  • Wycheleyes 1378 Bodl
  • Wycheles 1588 Bodl


Great Wichelo Shaw (6″) takes name from Witchele 1254–5 RH (p), Wycheleyes 1378Bodl , Wycheles 1588Bodl . 'Wych elm wood,' v. (a)h.