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 Welton

Historical Forms

  • Metheltun 1207 YD
  • Melleton 1332 SR
  • Melton 1214 Abbr 1316 NomVill 1828 Langd


'Middle farm,' v. meðal , tun . Cf. Melbourne infra 236 and Middleton (WRY), (on ) Meðeltune c. 1030 YCh 7, High Melton (ib.), Mideltone , Medeltone DB, Methelton 1208 FF, etc.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement