Major Settlement in the Parish of Middleton
- Wereltun 1086 DB
- Wrelton 1282 YI 1285 KI
- Wherlton 1316 FA
- Wrelleton' 1301 LS 1303 KF 1416 YI
- Wrielton 1526 FF
This is a difficult name but, as Professor Ekwall suggests, the first element may be OE wearg-hyll , 'felon-hill,' found in Wreighill (PN NbDu s.n.), pronounced [riˑhil]. The whole name would mean 'farm by or on the gallows-hill.'