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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Willand

Historical Forms

  • Willelanda 1086 DB
  • Willelande 1238 Ass
  • La Willelaund 1285 FA
  • Wildelanda 1155–8 Ch 1334
  • (la) Wyldelonde 1244 Ass 1438 BM
  • Wildelonde Prior 1316 FA


'Uncultivated land, waste land,' v. wild . The place belonged to Taunton Priory.

Places in the same Parish