English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Wragby

Historical Forms

  • Huntwic, Huntwyk, Huntwick(e) 1166–93 YCh 1193–1210 1203 Nost9 1371 DodsN 1402 FA 1608 FF
  • Huntewik, Huntewic(h), Huntewy(c)k 13 Nost105d,108d 1202 l.13 Nost172 1314 Pat 1573 WillY
  • Heyehuntewy(c)k, Hauerhuntewy(c)k, Harehuntewy(c)k 13 Nost172,175–6
  • Huntewykes 1280 Ch


This may denote 'the hunter's dwelling' or contain the OE  pers.n. Hunta , v. wīc . In the thirteenth century there appear to have been two parts of the manor called Huntewykes , each part distinguished as Heye - (from (ge)hæg 'hunting enclosure') and Hauer -, Hare - (probably from hafri 'oats', denoting the arable part of the manor).