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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Elloughton

Historical Forms

  • Walbi 1086 DB
  • Waldebi, Waldeby 1190–4 P c.1207 YD 1398 YD
  • Waldby 1202 Cur 1240 FF 1379 Poll
  • Waud(e)by 1246 Ass
  • Wawdbye 1585,1618 FF


'Farm on the wold,' v. w(e)ald, by , and cf. The Wolds supra 13.The earlier Waud - form is due to Anglo-Norman influence, the later Wawd - to dialectal development.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement