English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Upton

Historical Forms

  • Opetune 1086 DB
  • Upton 1285 FA
  • Upton juxta Wodeweston 1286 Ass


'Upper farm,' either from its general situation or (with Weston) from their relation to Alconbury in particular.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site