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.

Orwellpit Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ely St Mary

Historical Forms

  • Orrell Pytt(s) 1528 CAPrxxxvi
  • Orwell' pitte 1570 Ct


Orwellpit Fm is Orrell Pytt (s )1528 CAPr xxxvi, Orwell ' pitte 1570Ct . Cf. Horewell (e )1263, 14thElem , 13thElyCh , (viam de ) Horeswell (e )c. 1300Elem , Orwel (l )wey (e )1494Ct , 1512ElyB . 'Pit(s) by the muddy well,' v. horh , wielle , pytt .