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.

Westwood Manor Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bix

Historical Forms

  • Wacewode 1391–2 CourtR
  • Waseswode 1397 AD
  • Waceswode 1408–9 CourtR
  • Waste Wood 1572–3 Rental
  • Wastwood c.1605 Survey
  • Wacoscourte 1476 AD
  • Wast Court 1589–90 Bodl
  • Wastcourte c.1605 Survey


Westwood Manor Fm takes name from Wacewode 1391–2CourtR , Waseswode 1397 AD, Waceswode 1408–9CourtR , Waste Wood 1572–3Rental , Wastwood c. 1605Survey . There is also a Wacoscourte 1476 AD, Wast Court 1589–90Bodl , (site of manor of) Wastcourte c. 1605Survey , v. courte . The first element is the surname Wace , which occurs as a suffix to the name of Ewelme in 1220 Fees (v. 127; this area, though in the civil parish of Bix, appears on the 6″ O.S. map as a detached portion of Ewelme, and Wacoscourte in AD is said to be in Ewelme). The later forms are due to popular etymology.