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 Ham & Stone

Historical Forms

  • Wyckestowe in Hamme 1374 Ipm
  • Wikestowe 1417 IpmR 1516 MinAcct


Wickstow (lost), Wyckestowe in Hamme 1374 Ipm, Wikestowe 1417 IpmR, 1516MinAcct . v. wīc-stōw 'dwelling-place, camp'. This place is distinct from Wickster's Bridge (196supra ).