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 Brixton

Historical Forms

  • Wyuerton 1292 Ass
  • Wayfreton 1550 FF
  • Wifferton Cross 1638 Deed
  • Weyferton 1704 Recov


Possibly 'Wīgferð 's farm,' but the forms are too late for certainty. For absence of the genitival s , cf. Killington supra 66.