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.

Wolfridge Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Motcombe

Historical Forms

  • Wolfridge 1811 OS
  • Wilrygge 1327 SR
  • Wolrig' 1411 GillCt


Wolfridge Fm (ST 834277), Wolfridge 1811 OS, probably to be identified with Welrigge 1292, Welrygge 1295GillCt , Wilrygge 1327SR (p), Wolrig '1411GillCt , v. well(a), will(a), wyll(a) 'spring, stream', hrycg 'ridge'; the farm is beside a stream, though the maps show no ridge-like feature here; it is possible, however, that the farm takes its name from the higher ground ½ mile E near North End infra , which lies between Cowridge and Coppleridge both supra .