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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Chaddesley Corbett

Historical Forms

  • Gyldintre 1275 SR
  • Gildentre 13th StSwith
  • Yildyntre 1327 SR
  • Yalyngtre, Yelyngtree 1505 MinAcct
  • Ildintre, Ildentre, Yldontre 1341 Pat 1544,1545 Wills


Gilda may be a pet-form for such OE  names as Ēadgīld , Ingild , Swǣfgild and the name mean 'Gilda's tree,' but it is difficult to be sure. The forms with ing are so late in appearing that connexion with the word yielding is very unlikely.