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 Norwell

Historical Forms

  • Wilgebi 1086 DB
  • Wilgheby 1241,1290 FF
  • Wyluby juxta Northwell 1287 Ass
  • Wylueby ib.
  • Willeughby 1302 FA
  • Wylughby juxta Northwell 1325,1355 Ass
  • Welughby 1428 FA


Willoughby is Wilgebi 1086 DB, Wilgheby 1241, 1290FF , Wyluby juxta Northwell 1287Ass , Wylueby ib., Willeughby 1302 FA, Wylughby juxta Northwell 1325, 1355Ass , Welughby 1428 FA. 'by by the willows,' v. Introd. xvi and cf. Willoughby (PN Wa 148–9). There was a Wylughbusk in Norwell (1335Ass ), i.e. 'willow bush or clump.'

Places in the same Parish