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.

Litteridge Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bisley

Historical Forms

  • Litterigge 1287 FF
  • Litteridge 1609 AOMB
  • wood…Littaridge 1599 Comm
  • Lutterugge 1327 SR
  • Luteruge 1448,1461,1494 MinAcct


The spellings Litte -, Lutte - suggest an OE  pers.n. Lytta , a mutated variant of the Lutta which lies behind OE  Lutting (Redin 174); it would be from the root of lȳt and lȳtel 'small', the latter being also apparently used as a pers.n. in Lidlington (Bd 79) and other p.ns.The earlier forms are against a derivation from OE  lȳt itself. v. hrycg .