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.

Itchingwood Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Limpsfield

Historical Forms

  • Echenewode 1312 AOMB


Itchingwood Common is Echenewode 1312AOMB . Cf. also Echenewode 1431 Chertsey, Echyn wood 1552 Pat (Coulsdon).The first element in these names is the OE  ǣcen , the adjective derived from ac, 'oak.' Hence 'oak wood.'