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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Askerton

Historical Forms

  • Fulwode 1259 Laner 1289 Ass
  • Fuelwode 1273 Laner
  • Foulwode in Askreton' 1339 GDR


The form Fuelwode shows that this is from fugolwudu , 'bird wood' (v. wudu ), not from fūl , 'foul.'For similar early confusion cf. Fowlmere (PN C 83).