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.

Whitens Acre ( Leg )

Field in the Parish of Compton Abbas

Historical Forms

  • 1842 TA
  • claus ' voc ' Whiteson ' Aker 1564 Glyn
  • Whitynges 1564 Glyn
  • Whiteings 1692 Salkeld

Etymology

Whitens Acre(Leg)(claus' voc' Whiteson' Aker, Whitynges 1564,Whiteings 1692, v. æcer, cf. Whitings Fm in Melbury A. par. infra)