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 Arlingham

Historical Forms

  • Wulthrope 1584 Comm
  • Woldripp 1619 Aug


Woolthrop (lost), 1830 M, Wulthrope 1584Comm , Woldripp 1619 Aug. v. þrop 'dependent farmstead'; it is now called Slowwe Ho.The first el. may be OE  wull 'wool', denoting 'a sheep farm'.