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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Bingley

Historical Forms

  • Helguic, Heluuic 1086 DB
  • Heleswyk' 13 Drax46d
  • Telewic (sic) 1208 Cur
  • Helewyk, Helewike 1273 YI 1276 RH 1285 Riev
  • Hel(l)wick(e), Hel(l)wycke 1552 Visit 1592 FF 1615 PrHosp


'Helgi's dairy-farm', from the ON  pers.n. Helgi and wīc, with loss of -g - before -w -; cf. the spellings of Hellaby i, 135supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name