English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Field in the Parish of Wem

Historical Forms

  • 1840 TA


Swithin(possibly'burntground': if so, the ultimate source would be ON  *sviðinn'land cleared by burning',which is found in minor names and field-names in Yorkshire(PN WRY 7254):appearance in Sa would suggest a dialect derivative outside areas of Norse influence:another instance may be Swithin's Door in Pontesbury, Part 2 46, though that n. hasbeen ascribed to a church dedication: EDD gives swither'to burn', in Nt, Wa, Wo,Gl as well as in northern counties)

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name