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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Alveston

Historical Forms

  • æt Eanulfestune 966 BCS1182 11th KCD651 985 11th
  • Alvestone 1086 DB
  • Alfueston 1168 P
  • Alfestun 1089 BM
  • Alvestuna t.Wm1 Ch 1313
  • Eluestone 1221 Ass
  • All(e)ston 1469–1515 StratGild
  • Auulston 1547 BailiffsAccts
  • Alveston al. Anston 1595 Recov
  • Alveston al. Aulston al. Awlston 1603,1661 FF
  • Aulston al. Auston 1605 FF
  • Auston al. Alveston 1615 Recov
  • Auson al. Alveston 1629 Depositions
  • Allaston 1652 Cai


“In that Grant, bearing date DCCCLXVI (sic) it is written Eanulfestune , which shows that the name originally sprung from some ancient possessor thereof, Eanulfus having been an appella- tion very frequent in those elder times” (Dugdale 511).'Ēan (w )ulf 's farm,' v. tun . For a similar reduction cf. Alton (PN Wo 70), Eanulfintun (KCD 738), Aelfingtun (Heming).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name