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Survey of English Place-Names

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Aston le Walls

Major Settlement in the Parish of Aston le Walls

Historical Forms

  • Eston(e) 1086 DB 1224 WellsR
  • Aston juxta Wardon c.1200 Wardon
  • Aston juxta Byfeld 1309 FF
  • Assheton in le Wattes 1509 FF
  • Aston in the Wall 1530 Recov
  • in the Watts 1768 Recov
  • Aston super muras (sic) 1621 FF


'East farm,' v. tun , lies south-east of the Boddingtons. 'The Walls' probably refers to some irregular entrenchments here (cf. VCH ii, 418). These have been the subject of various conjectures.To the south we have Wallow Bank in Chipping Warden, in line with these entrenchments, which Morton (525–6) believed to be part of the same earthwork, and still further south we have Walton in King's Sutton (infra 58) which he took to be named from a southward extension of these fortifications.

Places in the same Parish