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.

Wildon Grange

Major Settlement in the Parish of Coxwold

Historical Forms

  • Wildon, Wyldon 1138 Dugdv.350 1224 FF
  • Wildun 1247 Ch


The first element is probably of the same origin as that of Wilton (Pick) 90supra . The second is dun; hence 'wild hill.'