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.

Pear Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Whitchurch

Historical Forms

  • Pary Wood 1538 RecStBarts
  • Pars Wood al. Pares Wood 1590 ADiii
  • Parys 1272 ADii


Pear Wood is Pary Wood 1538 RecStBarts, Pars Wood al. Pares Wood 1590 AD iii and is possibly to be associated with the family of William Parys (1272 AD ii).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement