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Survey of English Place-Names

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Hugman's Wd

Early-attested site in the Parish of Welford

Historical Forms

  • (boscus de) Uggenham 1313 Chatsworth l.14th
  • Ogenham 1392–3 RentSur
  • Huggenham (alias Henggenham) 1342 Chatsworth l.14th
  • Hugnam Cop' 1538 RentSur


Hugman's Wd, (boscus de ) Uggenham 1313 (l.14th) Chatsworth , Ogenham 1392–3RentSur , Huggenham (alias Henggenham )1342 (l. 14th) Chatsworth , Hugnam Cop '1538RentSur . Cf. Hugman Field 1837TA . The second el. is probably hamm , which in this area probably means 'woodland enclosure', v. Pt 3; the first might be a pers.n. Ugga , v. DEPN s.n. Ugborough.