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.

Budham Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tillington


Budham Wood (6″) is probably the wood on the pratum de Budeham q. v. Wydemede , mentioned in Perc 402 (13th), which was adjacent to lands of the lord of Tillington and of Radulphus de Budham , the same Radulphus de Bodeham who is mentioned in 1296 (SR). Budham Wood lies in meadow-land in the bend of the Rother. Probably the name is only manorial, the real home of Ralph de Budham being Bedham in Fittleworth infra 126, but no certainty is possible.