English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Spellow Field, Spellow Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Staveley

Historical Forms

  • Spellow Hill 1558 WillY
  • the Spellow ffield 1743 WYEnr


Spellow Field, Spellow Hill, Spellow Hill 1558 WillY, the Spellow ffield 1743WYEnr 349. 'Speech hill', v. spell , hōh or haugr , a frequent p.n. denoting a meeting-place, usually for the business of some administrative unit like a hundred or shire. The allusion here is unknown, as it is also in a similar local f.n. Spellow Field 97infra .

Places in the same Parish