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Survey of English Place-Names

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White Lackington, White Lackington Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Piddletrenthide

Historical Forms

  • White Lackington 1811 OS
  • Wyghtlakynton 1354 Ipm
  • Lackington Lower Tything 1939 Kelly


White Lackington (SY 712982), White Lackington 1811 OS, White Lackington Fm, Wyghtlakynton 1354 Ipm (X 191), 'farmstead or estate associated with a man called Wihtlāc', from an OE  pers.n. Wihtlāc and -ingtūn , cf. the apparently identical White Lackington So (DEPN), and, for a somewhat similar metanalysis of the pers.n., White Lovington 1275. There is reference to Lackington Lower Tything in 1939 Kelly, cf. note on the 'tithings' under par. name supra .