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 Kirkdale

Historical Forms

  • Waletun, Waleton 1086 DB


'Village of the Britons (or serfs)' from OE W (e )alh , gen. plur. W(e)ala 'Briton, foreigner, Welshman' and tun. (v. IPN 18.)

Places in the same Parish