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.

Swinden

Major Settlement in the Parish of Gisburn

Historical Forms

  • Suinden(e) 1086 DB 1190 P 1226 Ebor
  • Swinden(e), Swynden(e) 12,13 Sawl22 1208 Cur 1240 FF 1259 Font 1606 FF
  • Swynden(e) in Craven 1584 FF
  • Swenden 1379 PT
  • Swindon 1303 KF 1565 PRGis

Etymology

'Swine valley', v. swīn , denu .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name