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.

The Outwoods

Early-attested site in the Parish of Merevale

Historical Forms

  • The Outwoodd 1571 Aston
  • Owtewood 1607 DeedsEnrolled
  • Owtwoodes 1608 Dugdale


The Outwoods is The Outwoodd 1571Aston , Owtewood 1607Deeds Enrolled , Owtwoodes 1608Dugdale . Cf. Outwood (PN Sr 286). These outwoods may be the land referred to by Dugdale (782) when he says the lands with which Robert Earl Ferrers endowed Merevale included “all his Forest of Arden (id est his Out-wood in that part of the Woodland which then bore the name of Arden ).”

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement