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.

Sidlings Copse

Early-attested site in the Parish of Beckley and Stowood


Sidlings Copse (6″). Cf. (prato de ) Sydel 1221–8 Eynsh, Sydele 1271–2For , 1349 Ipm, Sideleme , Sidele 1278–9 RH, (bosci deet ) Sydele c. 1298 (c. 1444) BC, Sideleyecroft 1369 (c. 1425) Frid, Sidley Wood 1569Bodl , Sydley woode 1592Bodl . 'Wide wood or clearing,' v. sīd , (a)h. The form Sideleme probably contains lēam , dative plural of (a)h.