Early-attested site in the Parish of Tardebigge
- Sylkwode 1256 FF
- Siltwode c.1260 ADii
- Schiltewode, Shyltewode 1275 Ass 1276 RH 1388 IpmR 1468 StratGild
- Schildwode 1275 Ass
- Schiltwode, Shiltwode 1279 RH 1314 Ipm 1374 Pat
- Saltwod 1291 Tax
From the point of view of form the first element might well be explained as OE scielet , a word assumed in the NED (s. v. shillet ) to explain dialectal shillet , shilt , 'sort of rock, clay-slate.'The application of the name to the site is not obvious.