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.

Fridaywood Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Colchester

Historical Forms

  • graua que appellatur Frideislond a.1272 Colch
  • Fridayeswode (graua) 1291 For
  • Frydaye Wode 1536 LP


Fridaywood Fm is graua que appellatur Frideislond a. 1272 Colch, Fridayeswode (graua )1291For , Frydaye Wode 1536 LP.For names of this type cf. PN Sr 278, 410. The persistent s in the early forms of this name makes a ME  surname Friday probable as the first element.