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.

Lineover Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Dowdeswell

Historical Forms

  • to lind ofres heafdan c.800 BCS299 11th
  • Lyndover coppice 1575 TRMB
  • Lindover 1641 Inq
  • Lineover Wood 1777 M


Lineover Wood, to lind ofres heafdan c. 800 (11th) BCS 299, Lyndover coppice 1575TRMB , Lindover 1641 Inq, Lineover Wood 1777 M.'Lime-tree bank', v. lind , ofer 2 , hēafod 'head, hill-top'. The boundary point in BCS 299 must be at the south end of the wood at the top of the steep bank on the Gloucester-Andoversford road (grid 144– 986186).