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.

the Heywode

Field in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • the Heywode 1395 MiltRoll
  • the Hyghwode 1395 MiltC
  • Highwood ( es Mead ) 1659 Salkeld

Etymology

the Heywode 1395(e15), the Hyghwode 1395, Highwood(es Mead) 1659(v. hēah'high', wudu, cf. Lowewode infra)