Early-attested site in the Parish of Woodborough
- Foxwood 1609 LRMB
- bosc. de Wodeburg vocat. Foxthweyt 1287 For
- Foxtheyt, Foxthwayt 1335 ib
- Foxwayte t.Hy8 ib
Fox Wood is Foxwood 1609LRMB and is very likely identical with bosc. de Wodeburg vocat. Foxthweyt 1287For , Foxtheyt , Foxthwayt 1335 ib., Foxwayte t. Hy 8 ib. This name is a hybrid compound of 'fox' and þveit infra 291. Hence 'fox-clearing.'For the later corruption cf. Eastwood supra 144.