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.

Willows in the West

Early-attested site in the Parish of Gisburn

Historical Forms

  • Williciewest 1618 PRGis
  • Williwest 1636 ib
  • Willsie West 1641 WillY
  • Willows-ith-West 1719 PRGis
  • Willys in the West 1848 TA


Willows in the West (lost), Williciewest 1618 PRGis, Williwest 1636 ib, Willsie West 1641 WillY, Willows-ith -West 1719 PRGis, Willys in the West 1848TA . v. wilig 'willow'; the affix is 'in the west'.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site