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.

Old Wd

Field in the Parish of Bidston

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • boscus de Bodestan 1260 Court
  • Bidston Wood 1288 Orm
  • Bedestanwode 1347 ChFor
  • boscus de Buddeston 1347 ChFor
  • Budestonwode 1354 BPR
  • Budestanoldewode 1357 ChFor
  • boscus de Budeston 1357 ChFor 1365 JRC

Etymology

Old Wd(boscus de Bodestan 1260,Bidston Wood 1288(17), Bedestanwode 1347, boscus de Buddeston 1347,Budestonwode 1354, Budestanoldewode 1357, boscus de Budeston 1357, 1365,v. ald, wudu, cf. Bidston supra)