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.

Willstone

Major Settlement in the Parish of Cardington

Historical Forms

  • Wilvreston', Wilfreston' 1242 Fees
  • Wilvriston 1255 RH
  • Wilvreston c.1260 HAC 1346 FA
  • Wylv'ston' 1261–2 ForProc
  • Wolvreston' 1255–6 Ass
  • Wilferston 1274 RH
  • Wilverston 1479 HAC
  • Wilvereston' 1301 SAC
  • Wylvereston 1332 SBL6255
  • Wilvereston 1346 FA
  • Willereston 1406 Cl
  • Wyllerston' 1539–40 RentSur
  • Wyllaston 1431 FA
  • Wilson 1566 SBL8384 1672 HTR 1833 OS
  • Wilston 1742,50 PRCardington

Etymology

'Wulfhere's estate', v. tūn . In some of the forms -v - has been substituted for -u - or -n - in printed sources.