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.

Whielden Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Amersham

Historical Forms

  • Whilden 1281 Pat


OE  hwēol -denu , 'wheel-valley,' v. denu . The wheel or circle may refer to the very definite curve which the valley makes as Whielden St comes out of Amersham and becomes Whielden Lane leading towards Wycombe. Cf. hweol -riðig (BCS 216).