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 Ripley

Historical Forms

  • Witeleg', Wyteleg', Wytel' c.1230(p),1248–61,1261–75 Darley Hy3,1271 Derbyshire
  • Whitlee 1393 Cor


Whiteley, Witeleg ', Wyteleg ', Wytel 'c. 1230(p), 1248–61, 1261–75 Darley, Hy 3, 1271Derbyshire (p), Whitlee 1393Cor (p). 'Bright clearing', v. hwīt , lēah .