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.

Fetcham Mill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Fetcham

Historical Forms

  • molendinum quod vocatur Cutte 1293 AddCh
  • water mill called Cutt Mill 1504 MandB
  • ate Mulle 1294 Ass


Fetcham Mill is referred to as molendinum quod vocatur Cutte 1293AddCh , water mill called Cutt Mill 1504 M and B, and was the home of Deonis ate Mulle (1294Ass ). This is an early example of a name, discussed in PN Wo 91, s. n. Cutmill . Cf. also PN Wo xliii, PN Sx vol. i, xlii, PN D vol. i, lii, PN Nth 103.All these examples make it clear that we have reference to a mill with an artificial cut for the conveyance of water.

Places in the same Parish