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.

Kingwood Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Rotherfield Peppard

Historical Forms

  • Kingeswode 1275–6 RH
  • Kingeswod 1278–9 RH
  • Kynggeswode 1318–19 AD
  • Highe Kingewood 1618 Pearman


Kingwood Common takes name from Kingeswode 1275–6 RH, Kingeswod 1278–9 RH (p), Kynggeswode 1318–19 AD, Highe Kingewood 1618 Pearman. In the first reference it is said to be “boscum de dominico Regis.”