English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Rowington

Historical Forms

  • Inwode 1252 ReadingB 1297 Deed 1327 SR
  • Inw(o)od end(e) 1548 Rental 1706 RowRec
  • Finwood c.1800 ib


Finwood is Inwode 1252ReadingB , 1297Deed , 1327 SR, Inw (o )od end (e )1548Rental , 1706 RowRec, Finwood c. 1800 ib. Inwood , or 'home' wood, as opposed to Outwood (cf. PN Sr 286). The modern form may be due to mistaken division of the name 'Of Inwood.'