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Survey of English Place-Names

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Stockwood

Major Settlement in the Parish of Stockwood

Historical Forms

  • Stocwode 1221–3 MontC
  • 'park called Stocwode' 1273 Ipm 1402,1409,1413 Weld1
  • Stokwud' 1224 Cur
  • boscum de Stokwode 1270 For
  • 'manor of Stokwode' 1314 Pat 1401 Weld1 1486 et freq
  • Stokewod(e) 1265 Pat 1412 FA 1486 Ipm
  • Stokewude 1408 ADI
  • Stokkewod(e) 15 Digby 1465etfreqto1485 Weld1
  • Stockewod(e) 1408 Ct 1423,1493,1500 Weld1
  • Stockedwodd (sic) 1545 ib
  • (capella de) Stokes Sancti Edwoldi 1228 Pat
  • Stoke St Edwald 1273 Ipm 1274 Cl 1311,1337
  • Stoke St Edwold 1284 Drew 1320 FF
  • Stoke Sancti Edwalidi (sic) 1337 MinAcct
  • Stokes St Edwald 1274 Fine 1288 FF
  • Stok' et Edwal' 1280 Ass
  • Stoke 1248 Pat 1338 Cl 1409,1413 Weld1 1811 OS
  • Stocke 1569–74 Map
  • Stok' Edward (sic) 1270 For
  • Stok' Sancti Edwardi (sic) 1288 Ass
  • Stoke(s) St Edward (sic) 1274 Pat 1338 Cl
  • Stokwode Poyntz 1331 Ipm
  • Stokwod de Seint Edwold 1368 FF

Etymology

Probably originally 'the secondary settlement, the outlying farmstead', v. stoc , later 'the wood near or belonging to the stoc ', v. wudu . The 'wood' (boscus ) of Stockwood is mentioned in 1224 Cur, 1270For , and it is referred to as a 'park' in 1273 Ipm, cf. the woodland still called Stock Wood infra . The early affix St Edwald , Edwold , etc. is from the dedication of the church here (originally a chapel, cf. the form from 1228 Pat and v. St Edwold's Church infra ): some forms show confusion with the saint's name Edward . The isolated affix Poyntz is manorial: Nicholas Poyntz was tenant in chief of this manor in 1272 Hutch3 4442, cf. also Hugh Poyn (t )z 1288, 1320 FF, 1331 Ipm, v. Sutton Poyntz 1233 and note under par. name heading supra .

Places in the same Parish

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