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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Warwick St Nicholas

Historical Forms

  • Wudulau, Wudelau 1123 Warwick
  • Wodelow 1306 Ass 1457 FF
  • Wodelowe grove 1406 Warwick
  • Woodlow 1656 Dugdale
  • Woodelawe 1547 Pat
  • Woodloes 1572 BlBk
  • Woodlowe al. Woodloes 1658 FF


'Wood hill or barrow,' v. hlaw . As there is no pronounced hill here, the latter meaning is likely. In later times there were three estates, North and Middle Woodloes and Woodloes, which would account for the plural.

Places in the same Parish