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.

Michen Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Godalming

Historical Forms

  • Muchelehala 1178 P
  • Muchelhale 1227 ClR
  • Michelhale 1241,1263 Ass
  • Munchenhale 1279 Ass
  • Muchenhale 1332 SR 1340 Loseley
  • Michenhale 1335 Ass 1350 FF
  • Mychenall 1592 SrWills


'The big healh,' v. micel . The later forms are due to dissimilation. This place, with Gatwick, forms a large remote angle of the parish.