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.

Sedgehill Spring

Early-attested site in the Parish of Rotherfield Peppard


Sedgehill Spring (6″). Cf. Seggeswelle 1285Ass . The -s - in the single early form suggests that the first element is a personal name, in which case the etymology is probably '*Secg 's spring,' v. w(i)elle and cf. PN Wo 164. But the noun secg , 'sedge,' gives good sense here.

Sedgewell Road (6″) in Eye and Dunsden is named from thesame spring.