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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Whitchurch

Historical Forms

  • Alchetune 1086 DB
  • Alkinton' 1255-6 Ass
  • Alkinton 1577 Saxton
  • Alghynton 1320 Pat 1399 AD
  • Alyngton 1483-5 Harl433
  • Alkington 1695 Morden
  • Uckington 1703 PR(L)


Probably OE  *Ealhingtūn , 'settlement connected with Ealha'.The suggested personal name is not on record, but Ealh - is a common theme in compound personal names.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site