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.

Winterborne Phelpston

Early-attested site in the Parish of Winterborne Clenston

Historical Forms

  • Winterborne Phelpston 1544 PlR 1574 Add 1625 AddCh
  • Winterburn Philippeston, Wynterburn Phelipston 1299 Banco
  • Winterburne Felipeston 1307 ib
  • Wynterbourn Phelpeston 1544 PlR
  • Higher Clenston or Phillipson 1795 Boswell


Winterborne Phelpston (lost), Winterborne Phelpston 1544PlR , 1574Add , 1625AddCh , Wynterburn Philip 's 1244 Winterburn Philippeston , Wynterburn Phelipston 1299 Banco, Winterburne Felipeston 1307 ib, Wynterbourn Phelpeston 1544PlR , Higher Clenston or Phillipson 1795 Boswell, v. par. name supra . As with prec., the affix may be from a church dedication as suggested by Hutch3 1 195 (although there are no remains of a church, op. cit. 1 191), but it is more probably manorial in origin even though the Philip in question has not been noted, v. tūn . Phelp is a ME contracted (and vernacular) form of this common pers.n. and surname, v. Reaney s.n.Philip . Winterborne Phelpston lay in the N of the par. (Hutch3 1191), v. Clenstone Fm infra .