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.

Bixmoor Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ipsden

Historical Forms

  • (wood called) Bixenore 1337 Ipm


Bixmoor Wood (6″) is (wood called ) Bixenore 1337 Ipm. Ekwall (DEPN) assumes an adjective *byxen from *byxe , 'box-tree,' as the first element of Bexington Do, and this would be an appropriate first element here. Second element ōra , 'slope.'