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 Bolton by Bowland

Historical Forms

  • Wikin(g)gil(e), Wykin(g)gil(e) Hy2,1209 Sawl29d,34d 1302 Puds
  • Wigingile 13 Sawl36
  • Wy(c)kengill 1594 Comm 1612 PRBlt
  • Wigengill 1616 ib
  • Wykangill, Wygangill (Head) 1654,1660 WillS
  • Wikicgibanc Ric1 Sawl31d


Wycongill, Wikin (g )gil (e ), Wykin (g )gil (e )Hy 2, 1209Sawl 29d, 34d, 1302 Puds, Wigingile 13Sawl 36, Wy (c )kengill 1594Comm , 1612 PRBlt, Wigengill 1616 ib, Wykangill , Wygangill (Head )1654, 1660 WillS.'Viking's ravine', from the ON  pers.n. Víkingr (which also occurs in the nearby Wikicgibanc Ric 1Sawl 31d), and gil .