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.

Woodhouse Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stoke upon Tern

Historical Forms

  • Wudehuse 1221–2 Ass
  • Wodehus 1271–2,91–2 Ass 1284–5 FA
  • Wood House 1833 OS


Woodhouse Fm (SJ 643266): Wudehuse 1221–2Ass , Wodehus 1271–2, 91–2(p)Ass , 1284–5 FA, Wood House 1833 OS. This is a recurring name, particularly common in Sa, v. Part 1 where details are given for this and another seven examples. It was suggested there that this might be a term for buildings housing people who had specialised woodland functions. TA field-names, infra , suggest the former presence of woodland in this part of the parish.