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.

Woolstone

Major Settlement in the Parish of Woolstone

Historical Forms

  • Olsendone 1086 DB
  • Wlsintona 1224 Bracton
  • Wulsiston(e) 13 Misc Hy3 Monast 1248 Ass
  • Wulsestune 1232 Theok
  • Wulston' 1248 Ass
  • Wolston(e) 1287 Ass 1291 Tax 1306 FF 1662 PR
  • Wolston als. Wolson 1579 FF

Etymology

'Wulfsige's farmstead', v. tūn ; the pers.n. is OE  Wulfsige . The first forms seem to have -ing 4 .