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.

Ashwell

Major Settlement in the Parish of Ashwell

Historical Forms

  • Exewelle 1086 DB
  • Essewell(e) 1202 Ass 1264(p),1274 RGrav
  • Assewell(e) 1209 P 1243 RGros 1286,1294 Ass 1353 1357 Cl 1407 FF
  • Asshewell(e) c1291 Tax 1312 Pat 1336 Ass 1516 FF 1535 VE
  • Ashwell 1610 Speed

Etymology

'The ash-tree stream or spring', v. æsc , wella .

Places in the same Parish

Field