English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Whiteway, Whiteway Fm, Whiteway Hill, Whiteway Plant.

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tyneham

Historical Forms

  • Whitewey 1327 SR
  • boscu' de Whitewaye, the wood of Wytewaye 1381 Pitt 16
  • Whitway 1451 Weld1
  • West Whitwey, a wood called Whitwaye c.1586 Tres
  • Byle's tenement alias West Whiteway farm' 1685 Hutch3
  • West Whiteway, Whiteway Dairy 1811 OS
  • Whiteway Hill, Whiteway Plant., Whiteway Wd 1841 TA


Whiteway (SY 874821), Whiteway Fm, Whiteway Hill, Whiteway Plant.), Whitewey 1327SR (p), boscu ' de Whitewaye , the wood of Wytewaye 1381 (16) Pitt , Whitway 1451Weld 1, West Whitwey , a wood called Whitwaye c. 1586 Tres, 'Byle 's tenement alias West Whiteway farm '1685 Hutch3, West Whiteway , Whiteway Dairy 1811 OS, Whiteway Hill , Whiteway Plant. , Whiteway Wd 1841TA , 'white way', v. hwīt , wēg , taking its name from 'a conspicuous white road or way leading over the chalk hill from Lulworth to Tyneham' (Hutch3 1624); West to distinguish it from Whiteway (earlier East Whiteway ) in Ch. Knowle par. supra ; 'Byle's tenement' from John Bile 1615 Hutch3.