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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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Woodstock

Historical Forms

  • Wudestoce c.1000 F.Liebermann,GesetzederAngelsachsen,1,216
  • Wodestoch 1086 DB 1464 AD
  • Novam Wodestoke 1500 Os
  • Odestoca c.1115 AD
  • Vdestoc' 1130 P
  • Wdestoc c.1150 SD 1220 Fees


'Place in the woods,' v. stoc , wudu . The name is translated silvarum locus by Symeon of Durham.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site