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.

Water Orton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Water Orton

Historical Forms

  • Overton(e) 1262 Ass 1291 Ipm 1306 Ass 1346 Lichf
  • Overton(e) juxta Coleshull 1330 FF
  • Oreton 1431 FF
  • Water Ouerton 1546 AstonParReg
  • Water Ouerton al. Water Orton 1605,1652 FF


'Farm by the bank or edge,' v. ofer , tun . The place lies by the Tame. Cf. Water Eaton (PN Bk 19).

Places in the same Parish