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.

Gattenshelve

Early-attested site in the Parish of Church Pulverbatch

Historical Forms

  • Gathovereshelde a.1244 HAC
  • Gathershell or Gatherhead Brook 1756 SBL3496

Etymology

GATTENSHELVE is Gathovereshelde a.1244 HAC, Gathershell or Gatherhead Brook 1756SBL 3496 . 'Slope of the goat ridge', v. gāt , ofer , helde .