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.

Wrentnall

Major Settlement in the Parish of Church Pulverbatch

Historical Forms

  • Wrontenhal' c.1216-30 SBL6903
  • Werentenehale 1086 DB
  • Wrontenhale 1271-2,91-2 Ass
  • Wrontenhall 1346 FA
  • Wrentehale 1364-6 ForProc
  • Wrentall 1577 Saxton
  • Wrentenhale 1365,6 ForProc
  • Wrentnall 1528 SBL4001
  • Wrentnor c.1597 SBLPlan47
  • Wrentnole 1601 SBL7076

Etymology

'Wrenta's nook'. The personal name is not on record, but is conjectured in DEPN to explain this name and Wrentham Sf. It could be a nickname meaning 'sulky person'.

Places in the same Parish