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.

Weary Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Boltons

Historical Forms

  • Weary hall 1578 Cocker 1678 HMCxxv
  • Weryehall 1586 CWxiv
  • Weery hall, Wearie Hall 1675 Sandford
  • Wyrihal t.Hy3 CWv


There may be an earlier reference in the name of Simon de Wyrihal (t. Hy 3 CW v), who was a juror in the Forest of Inglewood district, but the meaning of the name remains uncertain. Ekwall (ScandCelts 26) takes the first element to be Werri , as in Willow Holme in Carlisle (supra 43).