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 Sampford Courtenay

Historical Forms

  • Wythelgh' 1242 Fees784
  • Wygelege 1244 FF
  • Wyghelegh 1292 Ipm 1378 IpmR
  • Wytelegh 1303 FA
  • Waghelegh 1346 FA
  • Wyggelegh 1377 Cl


Probably 'Wīga 's leah,' some of the forms being corrupt.