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

  • Wealletune 1080–6 YCh974
  • Welletuna(m), Welletune, Welleton(e) 1080–6 YCh 974,1086 DB 1109–28 YCh 1379 Poll
  • Welton 1212 Cur 1249 Ch 1585 FF
  • Weleton 1249 Pat
  • Walleton 1279–81 QW


'Farm near the spring,' v. w(i)ella (Angl. wælla ), tun . There are several springs, including St Anne's Well, in or near the village.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement