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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Kingswood


In the perambulation of Bernwood Forest, dated 1298, and printed in VCH ii. 132, there is mention of 'the lord King's wood.' It is traditionally associated with Fair Rosamund and on an old map printed by Lipscomb (i. 513) a lane between the woods appears as 'Rosiman's Waye.'

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site