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.

Witterage Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Myddle

Historical Forms

  • Le Whiterusche 1334 HAC
  • Whitrish House, Lane 1700 Gough


The name is applied to different places on 1833 OS and 1900 6″ maps. On 1833 OS it is shown at the road junction where the 6″ map marks a Methodist chapel. On 1900 6″ and on TAMap the name is shown ½ mile east of this, where there is a single house. The latter site is accorded the name on the 1961 1″ map and on the 1999 Explorer. On the Explorer map the road-junction houses have acquired the curious name Grumpy.