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Whixall

Parish in the County of Shropshire

Historical Forms

  • Witehala 1086 DB
  • Withekisall, Witcheshill 1203-4 Ass
  • Whitekeshal 1240 SAS4/VI
  • Wykeshull 1221-2 Ass
  • Wickeshall, Wickishall 1255 RH
  • Wickeshal' 1255-6 Ass 1316 FA
  • Quickeshale 1255-6 Ass
  • Quekeshale 1317 Cl, Ipm
  • Quyxhale 1334 SR 1411 Fine
  • Quiksale 1341 HAC 1346 Pat
  • Quikeshale 1362 Ipm
  • Quixsale 1369 Ipm
  • Quykesale 1392 Cl, Fine
  • Quyckesall alias Whyckesall 1569 SBL5458
  • Wixhall otherwise Quixhall 1665 SBL8383
  • Wykedeshal 1255-6 Ass
  • Wixhale 1290 Ipm
  • Wixall 1615etseqto1742 PR(L)
  • Whyckeshale 1291-2 Ass
  • Whickesall 1601 PR(L)
  • Whicsale 1363 Ipm
  • Whicksall 1590,1604 PR(L) 1677 PR(L)
  • Whixall 1645 PR(L)
  • Whicksoe 1577 Saxton

Etymology

'Hwittuc's nook', with the same personal name as in Whittingslow, but shortened by dropping the -tt -. This name seems to be a clear instance of halh used of firm ground in a wet area.

Places in this Parish

Field