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.

the Wellsprings

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • the Wellsprings 1661 Terrier 1697 Terrier 1722 Terrier
  • the hether well spring 1635 Terrier
  • the hether welspring l.17 Terrier
  • uestewellespringes l.13 Wyg
  • Constabul Welspryng furlong 1467×84 LTD
  • welspryng furlong 1467×84 LTD

Etymology

the Wellsprings 1661, 1697, 1722, the hether well spring 1635, hither wellsprings 1638, 1674, 1700, 1703, 1708, the hether welspring l. 17 (v. hider), uestewellespringes l. 13 (v. west), Constabul Welspryng furlong (v. conestable), welspryng furlong (v. furlang) 1467 × 84 (v. wella, spring 1)