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.


Parish in the County of Dorset


Elwell was in the liberty of Wyke Regis & Elwell, and part of Upwey formed the separate liberty of Wabyhouse, v. note under Culliford Tree hundred supra . In 1933 part of Upwey was transferred to the borough of Weymouth, part to the par. of Bincombe, and the rest to the par. of Chickerell for civil purposes (Kelly).

Major Settlements