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 Burwash

Historical Forms

  • Wocnolle c.1230 Pens 1347 FF
  • Wokenoll 1369–85 LibP
  • Woodknoll 1670 FF


Woodknowle is Wocnolle c. 1230 Pens (p)et freq to 1347 FF (p), with variant spelling Woknolle , Wokenoll 1369–85LibP , Woodknoll 1670FF (VCH ). Crooked knoll,' v. woh , cnoll .