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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of East Harlsey

Historical Forms

  • Welberga 1086 DB
  • Welleberg(e), Welleberga 1086 DB c.1291 Tax
  • Welleberc, Welleberh 1198 Guis 13 YD
  • Welleberyg 1301 LS
  • Wel(le)byry 1310 Ch 1344 FF
  • Welbery 1400 Pap 1403 YI 1508 Guis


'Spring hill' v. w(i)ella, berg . Welbury is built on the NE side of a hill (to which the name originally applied) and on the top side of the village on the hill slope is a spring known as Hali Well (6″).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement