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.

Wotton Underwood

Major Settlement in the Parish of Wotton Underwood

Historical Forms

  • wudotun 848 BCS452
  • Oltone (sic) 1086 DB
  • Wutton' 1167 PR
  • Wotton Marescalli 1237–40 Fees
  • Wotton juxta Brehulle 1288 Orig
  • Wotton-under-Bernewode 1415 ADiii


v. wudu , tun . In the 9th cent. Wotton must have been within the forest which appears as Bernwood in the 10th cent.The name is still appropriate. Marescalli because it was a manor of the Earl Marshal.

Places in the same Parish