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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Beverley

Historical Forms

  • West(e)wod(e) 13th YD
  • un boys appelle West(e)wod(e) c.1279 BevDoc
  • boscum de West(e)wod(e), silva de West(e)wod(e) 1356,1367 ib


Westwood is West (e )wod (e )13th YD et passim , un boys appelle West (e )wod (e )c. 1279 BevDoc, boscum de West (e )wod (e ), silva de West (e )wod (e )1356, 1367 ib. Cf. Norwood supra .