English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Wyers Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of St Osyth

Historical Forms

  • Wyth(e)ston(ehall) 1333 DeedsEnrolled 1335 Pat t.Eliz ChancP
  • Aul(a) Guidon(is), Aul(a) Guidon(is) alias Withstondehal(l), Aul(a) Guidon(is) alias Withstonehal(l) 1484,1540,t.Hy8 MinAcct 1553 Pat
  • Withsternehall 1539 EAS(OS)v
  • Wyershall alias Withstonhall 1540 LP
  • Withstonhall alias Aula Guidonis 1561 FF
  • Wistanhall 1545 MinAcct
  • Withstinghall 1553 Pat
  • Guyes Hall al. Gyes Hall 1548 Pat
  • Wears Hall 1768 M
  • Wayats Hall 1819 ChartofEssandSfCoasts


This is a difficult name. The forms are too late for any certain interpretation. It is tempting to suggest that Guido is for Wido and that this pers. name lies behind Wytheston , but there is no other example of such a late tun -formation in Essex.