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.

East Woodyates

Parish in the County of Dorset


This small par., originally a tithing in Cranborne hundred, is included in Pentridge par. supra by Boswell and Hutch3, although marked as a separate par. on 6″ (1902 ed.); it was finally joined to Pentridge par. in 1933 along with West Woodyates par. infra , q. v. for early forms and etymology of the name.

Places in this Parish