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.

Moulton, Moulton Hall

Major Settlement in the Parish of Davenham

Historical Forms

  • Moletune 1086 DB
  • Moleton c.1602 Chol
  • Multon 1260 Court 1579 ChRR
  • Molton 1375 Eyre 1544 AD
  • Moulton 1519,1596 AD
  • Moulton Hall 1831 Bry


'Mūla's or Múli's farm', from the OE  pers.n. Mūla or ON  Múli and tūn, but mūl 'a mule' is equally possible, hence 'mule farm', cf. Moulton NRY 286.

Places in the same Parish