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 Yaxley

Historical Forms

  • Wellepol a.1022 KCD733 c.1200
  • Wallpool Pit 1766 J 1787 Cary


'Pool with or by the stream or spring' v. wielle , pol . The variant vowel forms are due to the same cause as that noted under Wansford supra 198.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement