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.

Stow Wood

Major Settlement in the Parish of Beckley and Stowood

Historical Forms

  • Stawode c.1142 Frid c.1425 Frid 1270 c.1425
  • Stowde 1233 Cl
  • Stowwode 1240–1 Ass
  • Stouwewod 1298 Eynsh
  • Stouwode 1349 Ipm 1366 Cl
  • Stouwod 1362 Cl
  • Stauwode 1362 Cl

Etymology

'Stony wood,' OE  stān-wudu. Cf. Stowford Fm (188) and Stanton St John (187–8), both adjacent places.