English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Field in the Parish of Stockport

Historical Forms

  • Wodanclogh c.1380–1415 ,


Wodanclogh c. 1380–1415Bowman, Barnes2(probably'crooked valley', from wōh and denu, with clōh.Dr Barnes in LCAS lxxi 48 suggests the god-name Wōden as first el., butthis usually appears with gen.sg. inflexion, and often in a mutated form,i.e. Wōdnes -, Wēdnes -, and it would be rash to insist upon so important anetymology on the evidence of the recorded form. Cf. Wedneshough Green309 infra).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name