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 Slimbridge

Historical Forms

  • Witney 1516 MinAcct
  • Whetney 1575 TRMB
  • Whitney (meade) 1584 Comm


Whitney (lost), Witney 1516MinAcct , Whetney 1575TRMB , Whitney (meade )1584Comm . 'The white water-meadow', v. hwīt , ēg 'island, land by water'.