English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Sawley

Historical Forms

  • Suanesside 1147 Sawl1
  • Suannisside Ed1 Puds
  • Swansyde 1381 Whit


Swanside, Suanesside 1147Sawl 1, Suannisside Ed 1 Puds, Swansyde 1381 Whit 53. 'Swān's hill-side', from the ON  pers.n. Sveinn (anglicised to Swān ) and sīde . It may actually be named from Suanus filius Suani who owned it c. 1147Sawl 1.