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.

Goldwell Spinney

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirtlington

Historical Forms

  • Goldewell 1591 Survey
  • Goldwell 1679 BodlT


Goldwell Spinney (6″) is so named c. 1840TA . It takes name from Goldewell 1591Survey (this appears to be roughly in the same place as the present spinney, and not connected with Cordle Bushes in spite of the similarity of the names), Goldwell 1679BodlT . v. w(i)elle; the first element might be golde , 'marigold.' The same name occurs in a charter in Beckley, v. 16.