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.

Headfoldswood Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wisborough Green

Historical Forms

  • Hudyfolde 1296 SR
  • Hudifold 1332 SR
  • Hudefoldewode 1353 SRS31,69
  • Hudefoldeswode, Hodefoldeswode 1380 LibE


Hudingfald , i.e. 'Huda's fold,' v. ing , falod . For the phonetic development cf. Bedham supra 126.