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.

to Wigheardes stapele

Field in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • to Wigheardes stapele 932 ShaftR
  • fram Wigheardes stapele 932 ShaftR
  • on þigerðes stapel 958 ShaftR

Etymology

to Wigheardes stapele, fram Wigheardes stapele 932(15)(corresponding to on þigerðes stapel 958(15) in theThorton charter(v. under Marnhull par. infra),'Wīgheard's boundarypost', from the OE  pers.n. Wīgheard and stapol)