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 Brampton

Historical Forms

  • Wodehuses c.1210 Laner
  • le Wodhous 1362 Ipm
  • Wodhous 1485 ib
  • Wodehouse 1375 IpmR
  • Woodhouse 1822 Boothby


'House' or 'houses in the wood,' v. wudu , hūs .