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 Whitestone

Historical Forms

  • Walderige 1086 DB
  • Waldrigge 1204 FF
  • Waldrug 1269 Cur
  • Waldrigge 1269 FF
  • Wallerig' 1242 Fees785
  • Wolderigge 1291 Tax
  • Wollerigg 1292 Ipm
  • Wollerugge Cadiho 1303 FA
  • Cadiho 1242 Fees


The persistent medial e here as in Waldridge (PN Bk 160), wealdan hrigc in BCS 603, would suggest a pers. name Wealda .This is confirmed by the existence of a wealdan cumb in the near neighbourhood of the Devon place, v. supra 402 n. 1. The same pers. name is found in wealding ford in the Thorndon Hall charter, v. supra 296 n. 1. The manor was held by the heirs of Richard Cadiho in 1242 (Fees).