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 Kirdford

Historical Forms

  • Sparwode 1314 Ipm
  • Sparrewode 1369–85 LibP


Sparrwood (6″) is Sparwode 1314 Ipm, Sparrewode 1369–85LibP . v. spær , wudu . The name probably denotes an enclosed wood of some sort.