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.

Castleway Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Willington

Historical Forms

  • Castelweie 1226 FF
  • le Castelweye 1243 Burton
  • Castelwaye 1306 Kerryxix
  • le Castelbury 1298 Kerryxix


Castleway Lane (6″), Castelweie 1226 FF, le Castelweye 1243 Burton, Castelwaye 1306Kerry xix . 'Road to the castle', v. castel(l), weg . It has been usual to assume, as with Fraser, that Tutbury Castle is the destination of the road, but close to the parish boundary (in Repton) is The Buries infra 654. A form le Castelbury 1298Kerry xix is found in a Willington charter and it is most probably to be identified with that place.

Places in the same Parish