English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Holwoods Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chatteris

Historical Forms

  • Hollod(e) 1240 Rams 1510 MinAcct
  • Hollewood 1540 ib
  • Great Holwood, Litle Holwood, Abbots Holwood 1616–36 BedL
  • The Hollwoods 1656 Rental


Holwoods Fm is Hollod (e )1240 Ramset freq to 1510MinAcct , Hollewood 1540 ib., Great Holwood , Litle Holwood , Abbots Holwood 1616–36 BedL, The Hollwoods 1656Rental . 'Watercourse in the hollow,' v. holh , (ge)lād.Abbots from the Abbot of Ramsey.