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.

Anderson

Major Settlement in the Parish of Anderson

Historical Forms

  • ?Wintreburne 1086 DB
  • Winterburn 1235—6 Fees
  • Wynterburne Fif(f)(h)as(s)e, Wynterborn' Fif(f)(h)as(s)e 1268 Ass 1293 Ipm
  • Wynterb(o)urn(e) Five(e)sse(s) 1284,1285 Cl
  • Wynterb(o)urn(e) Fifaysches, Wynterb(o)urn(e) Fisaisshe (for Fifaisshe) 1285 Pat 1431 FA
  • Fyfhasche 1327 SR
  • Fifassch 1332 SR
  • Andreweston 1331 FF 1340 NI 1451 MinAcct
  • Andr(e)uston 1342 Pat 1377 Cl
  • Andreston 1428 Pat 1460 Lane
  • Wynterborne Andreston 1469 IpmR
  • Anderston 1428 FA
  • Anderston Fyveasshes 1536 Pars 1549 Lane
  • Winterborne Anderston 1597 PlR 1795 Boswell
  • Andryweston 1447 MinAcct
  • Wynturbourne Andreston alias dict' Wynturbourne Vyueasshe 1477 DCMDeed
  • Anderson 1617 Add

Etymology

Named from R. Winterborne, v. RNs.infra . For the possible identification of this place with one of the DB manors called Wintreburne , v. Eyton 121–2, DBGazetteer 129, cf.VCHDo 3135. The affix Fifash , etc means 'five ash-trees', v. fīf , æsc , cf. Five Ash Down, Five Ashes Sx 392, 396. Andreweston , etc is probably from the dedication of the disused St Andrew's Church in Winterborne T. par. infra , v. tūn ; this church lies only ¼ mile from the manor house of Anderson.