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.

Waytail Gate

Early-attested site in the Parish of Liverton

Historical Forms

  • Waytehil p.1180 Whitby


'Watch hill' from OFr  wait 'watch' (cf. Waits House 83supra ) and hyll. Waytail is near the sea-coast.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement