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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Whitchurch

Historical Forms

  • Wylmestone 1313 AD
  • Wilmaston 1418 Deed
  • Wylmyston 1425–1516 StratGild
  • Wilmeston 1489 KnowleG 1540 BM
  • Wilmston 1614 PCC
  • Wimpston 1656 Dugdale


The forms are much too late for any certainty. 'Wilhelm 's (or Wīghelm 's) farm' is a possible origin, v. tun . Cf. Wilmington (PN D 629).

Places in the same Parish