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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 Brixworth

Historical Forms

  • Wolfhegge 13th NthStA 1287 Ass
  • Wolfegge in Brykkysworth 1540 LRMB
  • Brixworth al. Woolfadge 1671 Recov
  • Woolfitch 1735 DKRxlii
  • Wolfidge 1791 Bridges


Wolfage (not on map) is Wolfhegge 13thNthStA , 1287Ass (p), Wolfegge in Brykkysworth 1540LRMB , Brixworth al. Woolfadge 1671Recov , Woolfitch 1735 DKR xlii, Wolfidge 1791 Bridges.'Wolf hedge,' with reference probably to an enclosure intended to keep out wolves. It is a lost manor; the ruins of the manor house were still to be seen to the south-west of the village in Bridges' day (ii, 80). The name survives in Wolfage Piece , a field just to the south-east of the village.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement