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Dunton Wayletts

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Dunton Wayletts (also known as Dunton) is hamlet and former civil parish, now in the unparished area of Basildon, in the Basildon district, in the county of Essex, England. It is on the western outskirts of Laindon, Basildon. In 1931 it had a population of 661. Toponymy The name Dunton has Saxon origins ("dun" meaning hill and "tun" meaning town). Wayletts is also derived from the Saxon ("Weylete") and Old English ("Weg-gelaetu") both meaning a place where ways or roads meet. There have been many reported names for Dunton, including:
  • Dantuna
  • Dunton
  • Dunton(a) juxta Herwardstoke
  • Dunton(a) Weylate
  • Duntune
  • Dont(h)on(e)
  • Dounton
  • Dounton Weylate
  • Dounton Waylate
  • Downton Waylate
  • Denton
History The earliest reference to Dunton is found in the Domesday Book of 1086 when 'Dantona' was held by Bishop Odo of Bayeux (half brother of William the Conqueror). During the Middle Ages, the parish of Dunton was divided i
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