This was the medieval name for the triangle of land between what are now London Road, Brunswick Place, St. Mary's Road and Bellevue Terrace, an area known in the 18th century as Bellevue after the country house on the north of the site. It was traditionally and originally called Swordwell (‘Swerdwll’), the name Payland being transferred from land in St. Denys. The name was originally derived from the personal name Paganus who is said to have lived here in the time of King Stephen. The southern stretch of Payland was known as Petty Payland and was probably identical with Giddy Bridge.

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