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Survey of English Place-Names

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Winson Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Birmingham

Historical Forms

  • Wynesdon 1327 SR
  • Wynnesdon Grene 1544 Recov
  • Winson Grene 1547 SR
  • Wynsdon Greene 1588 PCC
  • Wilsdon Green 1750 K

Etymology

Winson Green is Wynesdon 1327 SR, Wynnesdon Grene 1544Recov , Winson Grene 1547SR , Wynsdon Greene 1588 PCC, Wilsdon Green 1750 K. Possibly 'Wine 's hill,' v. dun , but the forms are too late for certainty.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement