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.

Kidney Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hyde

Historical Forms

  • Cutheno 1198 FF
  • Cutenho, Kutenho 1199 FF 1307 Ass
  • Ketenho 1201 FF
  • Cothernhoe 1772 BHRSv.102
  • Kitnoe 1794–1841 ib
  • Kidnoe 1811 ib
  • Kidney 1831 ib


These forms point to an OE  cytan - , 'kite's hoh,' the hill being so called because frequented by a kite. It is however possible that the first element is a pers. name Cyta , identical with the name of the bird.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement