Early-attested site in the Parish of Arlecdon
- Welingesmora c.1140 StB
- Welingmora c.1180 ib
- Quelingmor(e) c.1250 ib
- Welyngmore c.1360 ib
- Whillyngmor 1447 ib
- Whillimore al. Wyllymore 1559 FF
The earliest forms may represent OE *hwēoling . It is topographically probable that the name may be connected with certain rings, presumably of standing stones, which occur as le wheles in a late medieval perambulation of Whillimoor (StB 487). The meaning of the name is presumably place with wheels or stone circles'. The reference is not, we take it, to Whillimoor cheeses.