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Survey of English Place-Names

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Stubbocks Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Offley

Historical Forms

  • bosco de Stubehokes 1278 Ass
  • Stubbockes t.Chas1 Add
  • Stubbocks cross 1666 ib


Stubbocks Wood (6″) is bosco de Stubehokes 1278Ass , Stubbockes t. Chas 1Add , Stubbocks cross 1666 ib. 'Wood of the stubbed oaks,' v. stubb . Professor Salisbury notes that the practice of coppicing oaks is rare in Hertfordshire and the wood may have thus been distinguished from others.