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 Alwington

Historical Forms

  • Alwinetona 1086 DB
  • Alwenton 1237 Cl
  • Alwynton(e) 1242 Fees795 1428 FA
  • Alwyngton 1303,1316 FA


v. tun . The absence of medial s favours the OE  feminine name Ælfwynn rather than the masculine Ælfwine . Cf. Blomé (33).