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.

Boisley Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stinchcombe

Historical Forms

  • Boseleyfell(e), Boseleisfell(e) 1233,1234 GlR
  • Bosele(y)g c.1240,c.1270 GlR
  • Boseleyesbrok c.1270 ib


Boisley Wood, Boseleyfell (e ), Boseleisfell (e )1233, 1234 GlR, Bosele (y )g c. 1240, c. 1270 GlR, Boseleyesbrok c. 1270 ib. 'Bosa's clearing', from the OE  pers.n. Bosa and lēah; -fell may be from OE  felh 'ploughed land'.