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.

East and West Woodside

Early-attested site in the Parish of Westward

Historical Forms

  • Wodesid 1292 Ass
  • Wodside 1519 FF
  • Woddesyde 1539 MinAcct
  • Woodsyde 1541 ib
  • Woodside c.1550 CWxli
  • molendinum de Woodsyde 1541 ExchKR
  • Woodsyde Mylne 1570 ib


'Beside the wood,' an unusually early example of this formation.