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.

Sheenhill Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of North, Middle and South Littleton

Historical Forms

  • Shynehill 1657 FF
  • Shynnell 1662 FF
  • Shin Hill 1820 G


It is certain that this hill is the same as the scenedun of BCS 125, in the bounds of the Evesham manors. It is mentioned just after Buggildstret , and Buckle Street is a quarter of a mile east of Sheen Hill. This identification makes it clear that we must take the first element as OE  sciene, so that the name means 'bright hill.'

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement