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Wensleydale - The valley with Waendel's woodland clearing (Old English personal name + Old English + Old Norse)
Wharfe - A corner of land, bend. (Old Norse). Unrelated to the River Wharfe.
Wharfe, River - The winding river (Old English 'weorf' or Old Norse 'hverfr')
Wharfedale - The valley of the winding river (Wharfe - The winding river - Old English weorf or Old Norse hverfr)
Whernside - The hillside where querns (or millstones) were found (Old English)
Widdale - The wooded valley (Old Norse)
Wigglesworth - Wincel's enclosure (Old English personal name + Old English)
Winskill - The windy shieling (hut or high pasture), (Old Norse)
Winterburn - The stream which flows only in the winter months (Old English)
Witton, East and West - The farmstead in the wood (Old English)
Woodale - The valley where wolves live (Old English + Old Norse)
Worton - The herb or vegetable garden (Old English)



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