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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Stockport

Historical Forms

  • boscus de Stokeport R1 Orm2
  • Portwode 1337 Eyre
  • Portwood 1510 MidCh
  • Brynington alias Portwood 1622 Orm2
  • Portwoode 1630 ib
  • Portwodde, Brynnyngton alias Portwodde 1549 ChRR
  • Portewood 1550 Pat
  • Portwood Hall c.1620 Orm2
  • Portwood Old Hall 1860 White


Portwood (101–9091), boscus de Stokeport R1 Orm2, Portwode 1337Eyre , Portwood 1510 MidCh, Brynington alias Portwood 1622 Orm2, Portwoode 1630 ib, Portwodde , Brynnyngton alias Portwodde 1549 ChRR, Portewood 1550 Pat, 'wood belonging to the port , (Stockport 294infra )', v. port 2 , wudu .There was a hall here, Portwood Hall c. 1620 Orm2, Portwood Old Hall 1860 White, now lost, the site being the south side of Great Portwood St. west of Carrington Rd.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name