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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Birdbrook

Historical Forms

  • Hwitele 13th StJohn
  • Wytell' ib.
  • Whyt(t)ele(e) 1271 FF 1325 Misc
  • Wyt(e)le(e) 1318 Ipm 1397 Pat
  • Whitteley 1516–29 BM


Whitleys is Hwitele 13thStJohn , Wytell 'ib., Whyt (t )ele (e )1271 FF, 1325 Misc, Wyt (e )le (e )1318 Ipm, 1397 Pat, Whitteley 1516–29 BM. 'White clearing,' v. hwit , leah .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement