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 Egremont

Historical Forms

  • le Wayng 1338 Cl 1363 Ipm
  • le Wange 1578 Cocker
  • the Wangs 1769 LowtherW


This may be from ON  vangr or the OE  wang having the same meaning.