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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.

Wychbury Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hagley


There is a conspicuous hill here. The burh is doubtless the very strong camp which crowns it (VCH iv. 424). The first element can hardly be the wice or 'wych-elm' in this situation, and it is just possible that here we have another trace of the Hwicce . Cf. Wichenford supra 179.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement