Early-attested site in the Parish of Brailes
- Winterton(e) 1166 RBE 1334 Ipm
- Wynterton 1235 Fees 1547 Monast
- Wintreton 1221 Ass 1242 Fees 1326 Cl
- Wynderton 1262 Ass 1268 Ipm 1279 Nott 1315 Ipm 1549 Pat 1568 Compton
- Wyndreton 1279 Nott
- Wintrintone ib.
- Winderton al. Winterton 1618 FF
- Winderton al. Wimerton 1661 FF
'Winter-farm,' v. tun , perhaps referring to a settlement used during the winter months. Cf. Winterton (Pembrokeshire), 14th-century Winterton . The place is situated under the ridge of Edge Hill in a sheltered spot, protected from the north and east, and might have been so named in distinction from some bleaker enclosure on the hills above. Cf. Gwavas (Co) from gwaf , 'winter,' and bod (bos ), 'dwelling.' The Welsh Hafod (haf , 'summer') is a very common place-name. Cf. further Winterfold (PN Wo 239) and Somerton (PN O 188).