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.

Woodlands

Early-attested site in the Parish of Moreton Say

Historical Forms

  • Woodlands 1655 SAS1/XLVII 1693 GT
  • Woodsland 1701 PR(L)
  • Woodland 1706 ib
  • hamlet of Woodlands 1742 GT

Etymology

Woodlands. This survives as part of the township-name, but no settlement called Woodlands appears on TA or later maps. It is Woodlands 1655 SAS 1/XLVII, 1693 GT, Woodsland (township) 1701 PR(L) 8, Woodland 1706 ib, hamlet of Woodlands 1742 GT. TAMap shows six adjoining fields called Green Wood , Middle Wood , Higher Wood , Lower Wood in the W. of the township; if the hamlet was in this area this would balance Styche, which is near the E. boundary.