On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
The clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And thro' the field the road runs by
To many-tower'd Camelot;
And up and down the people go,
Gazing where the lilies blow
Round and island there below,
The island of Shalott.
From the Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Shalott is Tennyson's adaptation of Escalot which he uses for his poem The Lady of Shalott. In the poem, as in the Vulgate Mort Artu, Shalott is the home of an unnamed maiden who falls in love with Lancelot and dies of grief without him. Her body is floated on a boat down the river to Camelot. In Malory's version the maiden's name is Elaine and Astolat, the older version of the name, is placed on the road beween London and Winchester which creates geographical difficulties in floating the body down the Thames. In his Idylls of the King, Tennyson adopts Malory's story including the name "Astolat", Elaine is the "lily maid of Astolat."