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.

Wain Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wem

Historical Forms

  • The One House 1676etseqto1744 PR(L) 1768 ib


For other instances of this and analogous names v. VEPNs. v. ān .Onehouse Sf appears in an 11th-cent. will, and Onehouse Ch has 12th and 13th-cent. forms, so the Sa name may also be ancient. Dodgson (PN Ch 1140) suggests an OE  appellative comparable to ānseld and ānsetl with ān perhaps meaning 'isolated'.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name