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.

Echills Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stoneleigh

Historical Forms

  • Eachelles 1154 Monast
  • Aceles 1245 FF
  • Echeles 1284 Ch 1285 Ass
  • Eacheles 13th LegerBk
  • p'cell terre in Stoneley voc' le Ile de Wyghte jacent' subtus le Eychell de Stoneley 1542 MinAcct
  • Eychelles 1547 Monast


Echills Wood (6″) is Eachelles 1154 Monast, Aceles 1245 FF, Echeles 1284 Ch, 1285Ass , Eacheles 13thLegerBk , p 'cell terre in Stoneley voc ' le Ile de Wyghte jacent ' subtus le Eychell de Stoneley 1542MinAcct , Eychelles 1547 Monast. For this name v. Nechells supra 30. Isle of Wight must have referred to some isolated patch of ground or wood of a particular shape. Cf. PN Sr 371.