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.

Wannerton Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kidderminster

Historical Forms

  • Wenuerton 1086 DB
  • Wenfertone 1275 SR
  • Wenforton 1327 SR
  • Wynfurtone 1369 WoCh
  • Wannerton 1591 QSR 1672 FF


There can be no doubt that this farm (v. tun ) takes its name from the Wenferð stream, mentioned in BCS 514 in the bounds of Wolverley (v. supra 16).