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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of South Stoke

Historical Forms

  • Wdecote 1109 Eynsh 1399 Eynsh
  • Wodechote 1197–1206 Eynsh
  • Wodecothe c.1222 Os
  • Wodcot c.1272–90 BC c.1444
  • Wod(d)cott c.1530 Eynsh
  • Wodelonde 1281 FF
  • Wodemancot' late13th,1310 Gor
  • Woodcott 1639 FF


'Cottage(s) in a wood,' v. cot(e), wudu .