The placename means "village of a woman called Winflǣd", from the Old English personal name Winflǣd, and the suffix tun for farm or village. The name was recorded in the Domesday Book as Winfletone, and as Wynlaton in the 12th century.
The Boot InnEdit
The Boot Inn occupies a row of red-brick and sandstone cottages that were built in 1815. Behind the pub is Boothsdale, also known as 'Little Switzerland', accessible by a well-used footpath.
The geographic coordinates are from the Ordnance Survey.
- Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 520. ISBN 0198691033.
- "Farm shop - Willington Fruit Farm Shop". Willington Farm Shop website. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
- "Willington Hall: History". Willington Hall Hotel website. Retrieved 14 April 2011.