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 Slapton

Historical Forms

  • Wadone 1086 DB
  • Waddon' c.1200 AddCh 1372 Cl
  • Whaddunam 1231 Bract
  • Whaddon 1706 Terr


'Wheat-hill' v. hwæte , dun and cf. Whaddon infra .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement