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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Weston

Historical Forms

  • Weston(e), Westun(a) 1086 DB 1186 YChvi c.1190 Sawl148 Ric1 Ch 1271 Puds Hy3 Ch 1252 RH 1276 PRWst 1689
  • Weston nere Otteley 1549 Testvi
  • Weston Vauasour 1577 Holinshed


'West farmstead', v. west , tūn ; it lies west of Otley. The Vavasours held land here (1285 KI, etc.).