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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Wem

Historical Forms

  • Northwode 1290,1368 Ipm
  • Northwood 1586–7 RentSur


The township forms the N. W. tip of the parish. The Ipm references are to woodland.Ellesmere, supra , also has a Northwood township.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name