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 Lapworth

Historical Forms

  • Kyngeswod 1334,1488 Ipm
  • Kynkeswoode 1419 ADiii
  • Kinswood brooke 1586 ADv.


Kingswood is Kyngeswod 1334, 1488 Ipm, Kynkeswoode 1419 AD iii, Kinswood brooke 1586 AD v. Self-explanatory, but the exact royal owner is not known. Lapworth already belonged to Worcester before the time of Cnut.