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.

Woburn Park

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chertsey


Woburn Park. Cf. Woburne brugge 675 (13th) BCS 34, Wobourne t. Hy 3, water called Wobourn 1276 Chertsey, Wobourne 1279Ass (p), Wobourbrigge (sic)1446Chertsey , Oburne Mill 1680 Seller. 'Crooked stream,' v. woh , burna . It is the stream now called simply 'The Bourne,' v. supra 2–3.