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 Westward

Historical Forms

  • Fogithweyt 1285 For


'þveitcovered by rough grass,' v. fog . The earliest reference to this word in NED is from the 14th century.