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 Rattery

Historical Forms

  • Whittekesdon 1242 Fees782
  • Wittekesdon 1285 FA
  • Whyttokesdon 1303 FA
  • Whittockesden 1326 Ipm


'Hwītuc 's hill,' v. dun . The same pers. name is found in White Ox Mead (So), Witochesmede DB, Whittukesmed 1225 Ass, and in hwittuces hlæwe BCS 908.