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.

Shutwell Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Priors Marston

Historical Forms

  • Shitleway c.1550 ib
  • Shuttle House 1821 G


Shutwell Fm is Schetewellwey , Schitewellemor 1348, Schetewellewey 1356, Shitewelle c. 1400Spencer , Shitleway c. 1550 ib., Shuttle House 1821 G. A small stream rises here and the first element is no doubt the OE  scite , 'dung,' which Ekwall (RN 364) finds in Skidbrook (L) and other names. Cf. also Shatterford (PN Wo 32). The second element is wielle , 'spring, source.'

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement