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.

Cloisters Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Whitchurch

Historical Forms

  • Cloyster Grove 1541 RecStBarts
  • the wood hedge of Cloysters 1680 Davenport


Cloisters Wood is Cloyster Grove 1541 RecStBarts, the wood hedge of Cloysters 1680 Davenport. The origin of the name is uncertain. It is possibly to be connected with the ownership by the canons of St Bartholomew's, Smithfield.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement