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.

Hales Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Withington

Historical Forms

  • Hall Wood 1544 LP
  • Aleswood 1577 M
  • Alleswood 1632 Ipm
  • Inthehale 1327 SR


Hales Wood, 1830 M, Hall Wood 1544 LP, Aleswood 1577 M, Alleswood 1632 Ipm. 'Wood in the nook of land', v. halh , wudu .The nook is referred to in the local byname Inthehale 1327SR (p).