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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Newbury


Ulvritone (lost). This is the name of the manor in DB, in which Newbury was included. The extent of the manor is discussed in VCH i, 313, 363, and iv, 134–5. Possibly an -ingtūn name with pers.n. in Wulf - as first el., but the p.n. does not occur again, and the DB form is insufficient for a safe etymology. By a strange coincidence there is a lost DB manor in Db called Ulvritune .