The placename means "village of a woman called Winflǣd", from the Old English personal name Winflǣd + tun "farm, village". The name was recorded in the Domesday Book as Winfletone, and as Wynlaton in the 12th century.
The Boot Inn
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.
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