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.

Sandhills Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alvechurch

Historical Forms

  • Sanden 1262,1271 For 1295 Wigorn 1340 Pat
  • Newesondene, Oldsondene, Sandene 1299 RBB 18th
  • Saandene 1319 Pat
  • Sandal 1820 G


Originally sand-denu, 'sand-valley,' dale would seem, as often, to have been substituted for dene and then, in the unstressed position, to have undergone further corruption.