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 Fingringhoe


Holmwood is Hol (e )ne Wodhouse , Wood House 1506, 1550, Hulverwood Heath , Hulwood Heath , Hownd Wood Heath 1547– 58 EAS xiii, xx. v. holegn , 'holly,' also dial. holm . hulver is a Nf and Sf dialectal name for holly . Gepp gives the form hull for Essex.

Places in the same Parish