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 Wolds

Early-attested site in the Parish of Snitterfield

Historical Forms

  • Wald 1240 FF
  • la Waude 1250 ib
  • Walda 1322 FF
  • la Wolde 1262 Ass 1335 FF 1447 StratGild
  • la Wolde juxta Snyterfeld 1375 WAM


The Wolds (6″) is Wald 1240 FF, la Waude 1250 ib., Walda 1322FF , la Wolde 1262Ass , 1335FF , 1447 StratGild, la Wolde juxta Snyterfeld 1375WAM . 'Forest or wood land,' v. weald .Probably so named in contrast to Heath End infra in the same parish. The names are mentioned together in 1322 (FF ).