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.

Ward Mound

Early-attested site in the Parish of Washingley

Historical Forms

  • Wardhowe 1241 FF


If this identification is correct the meaning would seem to be 'watch-hill' (v. weard , hoh ). It is on high ground, though not quite on the highest ground in the locality. There is an interesting earthwork site, the date and origin of which are uncertain.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement