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.

The Wick

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hove

Historical Forms

  • Wyke al. Upwike 1607 SRS14,216
  • ate Wyk 1327 SR
  • Heghewyk 1332 SR


The Wick (6″) is Wyke al. Upwike 1607 SRS 14, 216, and, according to Sir Charles Thomas-Stanford (Wick : a contribution to the History of Hove , 1923), was the home of Walter ate Wyk (1327 SR)al. Walter de Heghewyk (1332 SR). He also gives forms Her (e )wick from the 13th and 14th cents, and the Weeke from 1656, v. wic . It is clear that this wic was distinguished as 'up' or 'high,' and possibly even as the 'wic of the army or host' (v. here ), though the meaning of the latter is obscure.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement