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


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)