Well Hall

When William Roper, builder of the Tudor Barn - then an outbuilding to the main manor house within the Moat - inherited the estate, it was described in his father's will as 'Welhaw' and 'Welhawe'. Variants of these names are found written in the 15th century as 'Wellhaw', 'Wolhall' and 'Welhalle' used to describe the estate and dwelling. There is nothing to indicate the name is connected at all with 'wool' and the assumption must be the name refers the place as being a source of water.
Last Updated: 13th-Feb-2007 22:47 Print
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