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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Nantwich

Historical Forms

  • Alfualdest' e13 AddCh
  • Alualdiston 1260 Plea 1342 ChRR 1438
  • Aluaston 1304 Chamb
  • Alvaston 1380 Plea
  • Alvandeston 1393,1420 Plea 1407,1428,1430(p),1435,1446 ChRR 1428 Orm2iii451,665


'Ælfwald's farm', from the OE  pers.n. Ælfwald and tūn.