English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Weedonhill (Fm)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Amersham

Historical Forms

  • Wodonhull 1364 Pat
  • Wodynhill 1509 LP
  • Wedon Hill Eliz ChancP
  • Wheedon 1826 B


This is a manorial name, the hill taking its name from a family who belonged to Weedon-in-the-Vale supra . Ralph de Wedona is mentioned in 1218 (Bract ii. 7) in connexion with Amersham. The association of the family with Amersham goes back however much further for Almar was an undertenant in both Amersham and Weedon (then in Hardwick) in DB (243 b and 244 a ).