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.

Westwoods

Field in the Parish of Melbury Osmond

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • Westwode 1322 CottCh
  • claus ' voc ' East Westwood 1563 Glyn 1838 TA
  • claus ' voc ' West Westwood 1563 Glyn 1838 TA
  • Genett Brache 1563 Glyn 1838 TA
  • West Wood ' 1563 Glyn 1838 TA
  • claus ' voc ' Chaundlers Westwoodes 1580 Ilch

Etymology

Westwoods(Westwode 1322, claus' voc' East Westwood, claus' voc' West Westwood, Genett Brache al' West Wood' 1563, 5 claus' voc' Chaundlers Westwoodes 1580, v. west, wudu;for Brache, v. the f.n.(Long) Breach supra; for the ME  pers.n./surn. Gennett, v.Reaney-Wilson s.n. Janet, Jennett and cf. the f.ns. Jennings and Jenny 's Pool supra;for Chaundlers, cf. the f.n. Chandlers in Ryme In. par. infra)