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 Byfield

Historical Forms

  • Westorp 1086 DB
  • Westrop 1253 Ass
  • Westhrop 1330 Cl
  • Westrup 1637 NthNQi
  • Westrop 1791 Bridges


Westhorp [westrəp] is Westorp 1086 DB, Westrop 1253Ass (p), Westhrop 1330 Cl, Westrup 1637 NthNQ i, Westrop 1791 Bridges. 'West village,' v. þorp . It lies just west of Byfield.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement