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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Felmingham

Historical Forms

  • Wibrigge 1168–75 Holme
  • Wybrigge 1216–72 NE c.1250 NfD 1257 Ass
  • Wybrig(g) 1219 Bromh 1237–51 Holme 1254,1257 FF c.1300 Bromh
  • Wibrig(g) 1234 Cl 1254 FF
  • Wybrugge 1257 Ass
  • Weybrig 1219 FF


The early forms suggest that this is OE  wīg 'idol, holy place, temple' and brycg or bryggja 'bridge'. There is another Weybridge at Acle in Walsham Hundred, where the old spellings suggest a different origin.