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.

Weston Subedge

Major Settlement in the Parish of Weston Subedge

Historical Forms

  • Wæsðæma [gemære] 1005 KCD714 l.12th
  • Weston(e) 1086 DB 1220 Fees 1221 Eyre 1236 Fees 1248 Ass
  • Weston(e) Marmiun 1235 Fees
  • Weston(e) Pen(e)bregg' 1248 Ass
  • Weston(e) sub Egge 1255 FF 1274 RH 1278 Ipm 1535 VE
  • Weston(e) under Egge 1303 FA 1312 Ipm 1314 Pat 1319 Ipm 1478 Pat
  • Penbrugge in 1235 Fees


'West farmstead', v. west , tūn , so called from its location in relation to Aston Subedge (232supra ), which has the same affix. On the elliptical OE  form wæsðæma 'dwellers at Weston', v. hǣme and cf. similar OE forms for Campden (237supra ), Aston (ii, 3), Ashton (ii, 42), Hinton on the Green (ii, 45), Elberton (iii, 113), cf. Durdham Down (iii, 142infra ). The manor was held by Henry de Penbrugge in 1235 Fees; Robert Marmiun had half a carucate in Quinton which is hard by. It lies under the Cotswold scarp (v. ecg ).