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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of March

Historical Forms

  • West(e)rey(e) 1221 ElyA c.1450 ECP
  • Westerheye 1221 ElyA
  • Westry 1597 WisbechMap


Westry is West (e )rey (e )1221ElyA et freq to c. 1450 ECP, Westerheye 1221ElyA , Westry 1597Wisbech Map . Probably 'the western part of the island or marshland,' OE  westerra and ēg .