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Survey of English Place-Names

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Woolstaston

Parish in the County of Shropshire

Historical Forms

  • Ulestanestune 1086 DB
  • Wolstaneston' 1204-10 HAC 1301 SAC
  • Wlstaneston' 1242 Fees
  • Wolstanston' 1204-10 HAC 1721 PR(H)
  • Wlstanston 1271-2 Ass 1279 Cl
  • Wolfstaneston' 1255-6 Ass
  • Wolfstaneston 1294 InqMisc 1295 Ipm
  • Wulstoneston (p), Wulstaneston 1261-2 ForProc
  • Wlstanton' 1271-2 Ass
  • Wolstanton 1286 Pat 1431 FA
  • Wlstatson 1271-2 Ass
  • Wolfstanston' l.15th HAC
  • Wusaston 1577 Saxton
  • Wosseston 1672 HTR
  • Wosaston 1695-6 PR(H)
  • Woceston 1787 PR(H)
  • Wolstaston 1601 PR(H) 1695 Morden 1780 PR(L)
  • Woolstaston 1749 PR(L)
  • Woolzaston 1608 PR(L)
  • Wostaston 1655 SAS1/XLVII 1763 PR(H) 1796 PR(H)
  • Wolsaston 1671 PR(H) 1774 PR(L)

Etymology

'Wulfstān's estate'. v. tūn . The late continuance of varying forms was recognised by Plymley in 1803 “Wolstaston alias Wollaston, usually written Woolstaston and pronounced Woosasun”.Plymley's Wollaston has not, however, appeared in the spellings.