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.

Westwood Ho, Westwood Row

Early-attested site in the Parish of Reading (including Caversham)

Historical Forms

  • Westwode 1462 Bodl
  • West-wood-row 1539–40 ReadingA
  • Westwood Row c.1546 ib
  • Westwood Rewe 1552 LRMB
  • Westward Row 1846 Snare


Westwood Ho, Westwood Row, Westwode 1462Bodl , West-wood -row 1539–40 ReadingA, Westwood Row c. 1546 ib, Westwood Rewe 1552LRMB , Westward Row 1846 Snare, perhaps 'west of the wood', with reference to Kentwood, v. westan .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement