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 Wicken

Historical Forms

  • Upwere 1170 LibEl 1419 Cl
  • Hupwere 1268 Ass
  • Up(pe)were 1453–4 Ct


Upware is Upwere 1170 LibElet freq to 1419 Cl, Hupwere 1268Ass , Up (pe )were 1453–4Ct . 'Upper fishing weir,' v. wēr .