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.

Evenwood, Evenwood Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Acton Burnell

Historical Forms

  • Evenwood 1612 LDR 1716 PR(L) 1845 TA
  • Evenwood Common 1817 LDR

Etymology

EVENWOOD, EVENWOOD COMMON, Evenwood 1612LDR , 1716 PR(L) 19, 1845TA , Evenwood Common 1817LDR . 'Level wood', v. efn , wudu . The squatter settlement on the Common has some 17th-cent. cottages (VCH VIII6).