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.

West Drayton

Major Settlement in the Parish of West Drayton

Historical Forms

  • Drægtun 939 BCS737 13th
  • (of) Drægtune c.1000 ASCharters
  • Draitone 1086 DB
  • Westdrayton 1465 IpmR
  • Draighton 1572 ParReg(Heston)
  • Dreygton 1274 Ass
  • Dreyton 1314 Pat 1316 FA 1326 StPaulsMSS
  • Dratton 1322 Pat
  • Dreaton 1684 Sess


v. dræg , tun . The site of this place, by the many branches of the Colne, would be consistent with Ekwall's suggested interpretation of dræg as a spot where a boat might be dragged overland to avoid a river bend. West probably to distinguish from.Drayton in Ealing infra 91.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name