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.

Wychall Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of King's Norton

Historical Forms

  • la Wythalle (sic) 1253 Pat
  • de la Withalle 1275 SR
  • de la Wychalle, Wichalle c.1275 ADi,ii
  • Whichehalle 1300 Wigorn
  • Wichall acre in Norton Regis 1322 Inqaqd
  • la Wychall acre 1322 Cl


This is often confused with Wythall infra . Duignan (PN Wo 184) erroneously puts Wychall in Northfield and makes de la Withalle of SR (1275) serve both places. From the persistent double l this name would seem to be a compound of wic and heall , hence 'hall by or of the dairy- farm.'