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 Lynton

Historical Forms

  • Wellangre 1238 Ass
  • Welanger 1242 Fees792
  • Welhangre 1301 Ipm 1330 SR 1346 FA
  • Welhanger 1434 IpmR
  • Willhanger 1756 Deed


'Wooded slope by the spring(s),' v. wielle , hangra . There is still a wood here on the steep hillside at the source of two streams.