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.

Wedholme Flow

Early-attested site in the Parish of Oulton

Historical Forms

  • Waytheholm' 1189 HolmC
  • Waitheholm 1201 ChR
  • Werdeholm t.Hy3 Laner
  • Waytholm 1285 For 1292 Ass
  • Wayholm 1292 Ass
  • Watheholme, Watholme 1538 AOMB
  • Wedholm(e) 1570 CWiii
  • Wedham 1630 CWiii
  • Weddom c.1640 ib


'Hunting holmr, ' v. veiðr . The word flow , which is of Scandinavian origin, probably has in this instance the meaning 'watery moss,' v. NEDs. v. flow , sb.,1.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement