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.

Basset Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ipsden

Historical Forms

  • Bassets Wood c.1840 TA


Basset Wood is Bassets Wood c. 1840TA . This is probably the boscum de Stoke (s ) Basset mentioned 1211 (early 13th) Thame, evidently named from North Stoke in Crowmarsh, which was known as Stoke Basset (v. 49–50). A place called Bassettes is mentioned 1563Bodl under Ipsden.