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.


Field in the Parish of Swinhope

Historical Forms

  • Wiþemundhou 1842 TA 1842 TA
  • Wymundhou l12 Alv
  • Wimundhou a1227 Alv


Wiþemundhou(sic), Wymundhou l12(13),Wimundhou a1227(13)('Wymund's mound', v. haugr; Dr Insley suggeststhat the first el. is the OE  pers.n. *Wiðermund, the first el. ofWormingford PN Ess 403–4 and von Feilitzen Namn och Bygd 33(1945),91. He points out that forms in Wymund -, Wimund - would then showassociation of the first el. with OE  Wīgmund or ON  Vigmundr)