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.

Wroxhills Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Goring

Historical Forms

  • Wroxale 1349 Gor
  • Wroxhale 1354 Gor


Wroxhills Wood (6″) takes name from Wroxale 1349 Gor, Wroxhale 1354 Gor (p). Cf. Wroxfoldes pece t. Hy 8Valor . Identical with Wroxall Wa: v. PN Wa 229 and cf. Wroxton 409. The second element is h(e)alh, and the first 'buzzard.'