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.

Goodrest Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Warwick St Mary

Historical Forms

  • Goodrest 1479 Pat
  • Goderest, Goodrest 1481 MinAcct
  • Goodrest Lodge 1576 S


Goodrest Fm is Goodrest 1479 Pat, Goderest , Goodrest 1481MinAcct , Goodrest Lodge 1576 S. This was the manor house of the Wedgnock estate, built by the Earl of Warwick and used as a country house. Dugdale (182) says, “I suppose it was so called in respect that some of the Countesses of Warwick , to avoyd much concourse of people, retired hither when they were near the time of Childbirth; for 'tis plain, that many of their children were born here.”