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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Woking

Historical Forms

  • la Goldhord(e) 1229 ADiii 1255 Ass
  • Goldhourde t.Hy3 For
  • ate Goldhorde 1294 Ass 1332 SR
  • Goldhourd 1548 LRMB
  • Goldword 1603 SrWills
  • Goldsworthy 1816 O.S.


Goldsworth is la Goldhord (e )1229 AD iii(p), 1255Ass , Goldhourde t. Hy 3For , ate Goldhorde 1294Ass , 1332 SR (all p), Goldhourd 1548LRMB , Goldword 1603 SrWills, Goldsworthy 1816 O.S. 'The gold hoard or treasure.' For the significance of this and other such names, v. Introd. xviii. Cf. Gollard Fm in Amport (Ha), la Goldhord 1248Ass (p), atte Goldhord 1327SR (p), Goldhard , Goldwhurd infra 321, 338 and Goldhurd 1548LRMB (Shere). For confusion of final element, cf. Flexford supra 135.