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Early-attested site in the Parish of Wellesbourne Hastings

Historical Forms

  • Waltone 1086 DB
  • Walton(e) 1123 Warwick
  • Walton Theoderic, Walton Spilebert 1123 Dugdale
  • Walton Deyville 1235 Fees 1491 Ipm
  • Walton Dayvile 1247 SR
  • Walton Mauduit 1315 Ipm
  • Walton Malduth ib.
  • Waleton 1176 P 1200 Cur
  • Waletona t.Hy2 Pat 1478
  • Wauton Maudut 1239 FF 1275 RH
  • Wauton Maudyt 1262 Ass
  • Wauton Deyvyll 1285 Cl


The rarity of spellings with a medial e suggests that we have here a compound of OE  weall, 'wall,' and tun , rather than weala (v. wealh ). The place is less than a mile from the Fosse Way and there may well have been some Roman villa or building here, the remains of which were still visible in Anglo-Saxon times.Robert de Deyvill ' held one manor in 1242 (Fees) and William Maudut the other in 1221 (Ass ), but the association of these families with Walton goes back to the time of Henry i (Dugdale 442–3). Dugdale (loc. cit .) says that Theodoric was the name of a tenant of Walton Deyville and Spilebert of a tenant of Walton Mauduit.