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 Malton

Historical Forms

  • Wich, Wic(h)um 1086 DB
  • Vycum, Wicum 1268 Malton 1301 LS
  • Wycom 1322 Malton 1387 Bodla.i.68
  • Wycomb 1399 YI


'(At) the dwellings' v. wic . All forms except the first are from the OE  dat. plur. wīcum .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement