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.

Lutwyche

Early-attested site in the Parish of Rushbury

Etymology

Lutwyche, a DB manor, is discussed in Part 1. It appears to be a doublet of a lost Wo name, Lootwic , recorded in a charter of 716–17.Lootwic near Droitwich was a salt-working place (v. wīc ), and an OE  word *lōt has been conjectured for the first element with the suggestion that this was a tool used in salt production. In Part 1 it was suggested that Lutwyche might also be connected with salt extraction. This is highly conjectural, however.