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 Kenton

Historical Forms

  • Wyllesworth 1244 Ass 1275 RH
  • Wileswurth 1249 Ass
  • Wylleworth 1298 Ass


'Wil (l )'s worþig.' This pers. name is not actually on record, but the weak form Willa is well evidenced. Cf. Willesden (Mx).