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.

Viggory Mead

Early-attested site in the Parish of Horsell

Historical Forms

  • Wygrethe 1474 Onslow
  • Wiggary prey 1619 ib
  • Viggery 1807 Map
  • Widgery Meadow 1844 TA


Viggory Mead (6″) is Wygerythebregge 1412, Wygerythbrigge 1430WAM , Wygrethe 1474Onslow , Wiggary prey 1619 ib., Viggery 1807Map , Widgery Meadow 1844TA . Probably 'Wicga 's streamlet,' v. rip . For 'prey,' v. Pray Heath infra 158, and for interchange of v and w cf. Wagdon infra 183 and Introd. supra xxv.