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.

Wellbury Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Offley

Historical Forms

  • Welle 1086 DB
  • la Welle 1294 SR
  • Welles 1310 FF 1327 Ipm
  • Welberye 1556 AOMB
  • Wells al. Wellbury al. Wellberrye 1714 Recov


Wellbury Ho is Welle 1086 DB, la Welle 1294SR (p), Welles 1310FF , 1327 Ipm, Welberye 1556AOMB , Wells al. Wellbury al. Wellberrye 1714Recov . 'Spring,' v. wielle . The bury is manorial, v. infra 243.