Early-attested site in the Parish of Polesworth
- Doudenhale 1242 Pat 1398
- Dodenhole 13th Monast
- Dodenhale 1285 Ass 1290 Cl 1332 SR 1397 IpmR
- Dodnale 1454 FF
- Dodenhall 1636 Deed
- Bodnalls c.1840 TA
Bodnells (local) is Doudenhale 1242 (1398) Pat, Dodenhole 13th Monast, Dodenhale 1285Ass , 1290 Cl, 1332 SR (p), 1397 IpmR, Dodnale 1454FF , Dodenhall 1636Deed , Bodnalls c. 1840TA .The second element in this name is healh. The first is uncertain.It is clearly a pers. name but its precise form depends upon the stress which can be laid upon the ou of the first form. This points to the OE pers. name Dūda , with long u . Cf. Sweet OET 637.