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Survey of English Place-Names

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Wentwell Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Normanton

Historical Forms

  • Wench(e)well(feild) 1635 YAS
  • Wentwell Close 1844 TA
  • Wenthill, Went Dike 1635 YAS
  • Went 1641 ib


Wentwell Fm, Wench (e )well (feild )1635YAS 78, 7, Wentwell Close 1844TA , also nearby are Wenthill , Went Dike 1635YAS , 'a furlong called Went 1641 ib 9; this is the source (v. wella ) of the R. Went or Went Beck (RNs.); Wench - probably represents an older gen.sg. Wentes -.