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.

Horsley Woodhouse

Major Settlement in the Parish of Horsley Woodhouse

Historical Forms

  • Wudehus 1225 FF
  • Wod(e)hous 1317 Halliii 1330 Ass
  • Wod(e)hows 1431 FA
  • Wod(e)houses 1318 Halliii
  • Horselewodehus 1303 Pat
  • Hors(e)ley Wod(e)hous(e) 1330 Ass 1345,1388 Cor
  • Horseley Wodehouses 1306 Ass
  • Horsel(e) Wodehouses 1328 SR 1375 Cor

Etymology

'House(s) in the wood belonging to Horsley', v. wudu , hūs ; cf. Stanton Woodhouse supra 166.