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 Severn Stoke

Historical Forms

  • Horwylle 972 BCS1282 c.1050
  • Hor(e)well 1229 Ch 1291 Tax 1322 Pat 1327 SR 1535 VE
  • Horwelwodd, Horwellwood in Defford 1401 Pat 1542 LP


'Dirty stream' (v. horh , wielle ), the reference probably being to the stream which divides Severn Stoke from Defford.

Places in the same Parish