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Survey of English Place-Names

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Wood Fen

Early-attested site in the Parish of Littleport

Historical Forms

  • Penhenorte 1251 ElyCouch
  • Penstr(e) 1306,1334 ib
  • Pensenort north fenne or Woodfenne, Penhenorte al. Penynorth 1606 Depositions
  • Penkenort 1611 ExcheqDecrees
  • Wood Fen 1636 BedL


Wood Fen is Penhenorte 1251ElyCouch , Penstr (e )1306, 1334 ib., Pensenort north fenne or Woodfenne , Penhenorte al. Penynorth 1606Depositions , Penkenort 1611ExcheqDecrees , Wood Fen 1636 BedL.This name must in its earlier form remain an unsolved problem.