English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Earley

Historical Forms

  • Whitknythes 1401–2 FA
  • Le Whiteknyghtes 1412 ib
  • Whyte Knyghtes 1491 Ipm
  • White Knights 1638 BM
  • White knights Park 1846 Snare


Whiteknights, (manor of Earley called) Whitknythes 1401–2 FA, Le Whiteknyghtes 1412 ib, Whyte Knyghtes 1491 Ipm, White Knights 1638 BM. Whiteknights Park, White knights Park 1846 Snare.Johannes de Arle dictus Whythknyght is mentioned 1428 FA, and the manor is so called from this nickname.