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.

West Overton

Parish in the County of Wiltshire


West Overton parish includes the tithing of East Overton which has a different history. BCS 734 gives the bounds of East Overton, BCS 875 of West Overton. West Overton is Overton Abbatisse and was held by the Abbess of Wilton, East Overton belonged to the Abbey of St Swithin's, Winchester (H. C. B.). Cf. Ouertun Prioris (1167 P).

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