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


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.)