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 Broadwey

Historical Forms

  • Wayehogheton 1288 Ass
  • (pontem in) villa de Wayhouton 1288 Ass
  • Wayhoute 1288 Ass


Wayhoughton (lost), Wayehogheton 1288Ass , (pontem in ) villa de Wayhouton 1288Ass , Wayhoute 1288Ass , either another unidentified manor on R. Wey (v. RNs, infra , cf. Broadwey supra ), or an alternative name for one of the other manors named from the river; the affix Hogheton , etc. is probably a post-Conquest formation similar to that in Winterborne Houghton par. infra and meaning 'Hugh's manor', v. tūn ; this may in fact be one of the three manors called Waia held by Hugh fitz Grip and his wife in 1086 DB (VCHDo 369, 103); on the other hand the Hugh in question could be the Hugh de Waie mentioned as having interests in both Waie and Winterborn in 1210 Hutch3 2486. For the bridge (pontem ) here, cf. the f.n. Bridge Mdw infra .