English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Wintersells Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Byfleet

Historical Forms

  • Wyntredeshulle 889 BCS563 13th
  • Wintredeshull t.Hy3 For 1273 Cl
  • Wyntreshulle 1332 SR
  • Wynteshull 1548 LRMB


Wintersells Fm is Wyntredeshulle 889 (13th) BCS 563, Wintredeshull t. Hy 3For , 1273 Cl (p), Wyntreshulle 1332 SR (p), Wynteshull 1548LRMB . 'Wintrēd 's hill.' We have similar forms Wintreshull , etc. for Winterhill, Winters Hall, Wintershall and Wintersell infra 164, 228, 237, 316, but as all these, with the exception of one 15th century form, are derived from personal- name forms, and not from place-name forms pure and simple, it is clear that they are manorial rather than local in origin, and the same may be true of Wintershill in Bishops Waltham (Ha), which is not found before 1421 (FF ) except in a pers. name (1271Ass ). For a similar example of a family-name giving rise to more than one place-name in the county, cf. the history of Frosbury, Frollesbury and Frolbury infra 164, 210, 263.Wintersells was demolished to make way for the Brooklands motor-track.

Places in the same Parish