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.

Forward Lawn

Field in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • 1837 TA
  • the Forewode 1395 MiltC 1395 MiltRoll
  • ( prat ' ) atte Forthewode 1395 MiltC
  • atte vorthwode 1395 MiltRoll

Etymology

Forward Lawn(the Forewode 1395, 1395(e15),(prat') atte Forthewode 1395, atte vorthwode 1395(e15),'(land) in front of the wood' or'part of the wood that jutsforward', v. fore, forð, wudu)