Swordwell (or Swerdwell) is a medieval name for Payland (the triangle between what are now London Road, Brunswick Place, St. Mary's Road and Bellevue Terrace), given on account of the legendary discovery of a well there by means of a soldier's sword striking the earth.


Browse A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y-Z

Search is temporarily unavailable, we are working to bring it online!

Get Involved

If you wish to

  • suggest additional information for this entry
  • suggest amendments to this entry
  • offer your own research
  • make a comment

then fill in the form on the Contact page.