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 Lorton

Historical Forms

  • Whynlater 1505 Cocker
  • Whinlatter 16th CWxiv
  • passes of Whinlate 1794 H


'Furze-covered slope,' v. whin and Latrigg supra 321.