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 Whitchurch

Historical Forms

  • Prowta towne al. Wobadge 1651 Recov
  • Prouta 1340 SR


Cf. Rubbytown supra 219. The alternative name looks like a compound of woh and bæc , i.e. 'crooked stream,' but there is none near.