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.

Wm . Willsforth close

Field in the Parish of Burton and Dalby

Historical Forms

  • Wm . Willsforth close 1605 Terrier
  • Wylliam Wyllfordes Closse 1612 Terrier
  • George Wyllford headley 1612 Terrier

Etymology

Wm. Willsforth close 1605, Wylliam Wyllfordes Closse 1612, George Wyllford headley 1612 (v. headley) (the family presum. originated in Wilford, 19 miles to the north - west in Notts.)