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Survey of English Place-Names

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Stanwardine in the Wood

Major Settlement in the Parish of Baschurch

Historical Forms

  • Stanewrd' RicI Cur
  • Stanewardyn in Bosco 1291–2 Ass
  • Stanwardin 1193 P
  • Stanwurthin 1221–2 Ass
  • Stanword' in Bosco 1231 SAC 1615 SBL15755
  • Stanworhin in Le Wude 1291–2 Ass
  • Stanwarthynythewode 1317 Ch
  • Stanwarthyn-in-the- Wode 1326 Ipm
  • Stanwardine in the Woode 1452 SBL4525
  • Stanwardyn in Le Wode 1508 AD
  • Stannerton 1577 Saxton


This settlement is 2½ miles N.E. of Stanwardine in the Fields, and the areas of the two townships do not adjoin. Stanwardine in the Wood may have been a detached area of woodland belonging to the other settlement which evolved into a separate settlement, as detached woodland pastures often did.