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.

Lightwood Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Audlem and Wrenbury

Historical Forms

  • boscus qui vocatur Bichewood c.1130 Cott.Faust.Bviii 1479


Lightwood Green (110–632428) [ˈlait-], boscus qui vocatur Bichewood c.1130 (1479) Cott . Faust. B viii (Dugd v 323 has Lightbirchwood ), Lightwood 13 (18), 1538, 1581 Sheaf, Lightwood Green 1831 Bry, 'light (birch-) wood', v. birce , lēoht (līht), wudu , with grēne 2 .