Etymologically this is ‘Wulfric’s ton’, and thus has to be associated with an early personal name. Included in the Courtenay Survey (circa 1790) where Grace Windeatt is said to occupy the house and 188 acres and Nicholas Lightfoot a house and 220 acres.
WOOSTON CASTLE. Iron age earthwork that occupies a promontory overlooking the Teign Gorge. Included in the Courtenay Survey (circa 1790) where it formed part of Wooston common, then occupied by Nicholas Lightfoot. In 2016 clearance of the heavily wooded site began – further archaeological work will be made on this extensive earthwork.