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.

Vicar Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kedleston

Historical Forms

  • Bikerwode c.1220,1233–48,c.1263 Darley
  • Bikirwude Hy3 WollCh
  • Bickerwood 1662 Rental
  • Vicarwood 1726 DbAxl


Vicar Wood (6″), Bikerwode c. 1220, 1233–48, c. 1263 Darley, Bikirwude Hy 3WollCh , Bickerwood 1662Rental , Vicarwood 1726 DbA xl. 'Bee-keeper wood', v. bīcere , wudu .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement