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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Oulton

Historical Forms

  • Ulveton c.1200 Laner 1367 Ipm
  • Ulfton 1279 Ass
  • Ulton 1370 Ipm 1581 CWx
  • parva 1601 FF
  • Owton or Owlton 1570 FF
  • Owton 1576 S
  • Fites c.1200 Laner
  • Ulton Fittes 1400 IpmR
  • Ulton yngs 1570 ExchKR


Wulfa 's tūn ,' with Scandinavianising of the first element by dropping initial W -. This name is not found in independent use, but cf. Wulfandun in BCS 120.

Places in the same Parish