English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Urchfont

Historical Forms

  • Wedhampton 1249 Ass
  • Woedhampton 1341 Cor
  • Wedehamton 1547 SR
  • Weddington 1773 AandD
  • Wedehamford 1570 PembSurv


Wedhampton [wediŋtən] is Wedhampton 1249Ass et freq , Wedehampton 1274, Weydhampton 1289Ass , Woedhampton 1341Cor , Wedehamton 1547SR , Weddington 1773 A and D. A compound of OE  wēod , 'weed,' and hamtun , with reference to a weed-grown farm. Wedehamford (1570 PembSurv) in Patney must have been close by.