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

  • Olvievetona 1086 DB(Exon)
  • Ulvevetone
  • Woluiueton 1244 Ass
  • Wolvyngton 1346 FA
  • Wollington oth. Wolvington oth. Wollaton 1821 Recov


'Wulfgiefu 's tun,' this being a feminine pers. name in OE.