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.

Showell Covert

Early-attested site in the Parish of Steeple Barton


Showell Covert (6″). Cf. Seuelle c. 1210Bodl , Seuewellestlade c. 1210, c. 1240 Os, Sewelle late 13th Os. 'Seven springs,' identical with Showell Fm in Little Tew 291. The final element of Seuewellestlade is (ge)lād, 'track, watercourse.'