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.

Forewood Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wootton Wawen

Historical Forms

  • Forwode 1265 Misc 1296,1330 Ipm 1370 ADiv 1412 IpmR


Forewood Fm (c. 1830 O.S.) is Forwode 1265 Misc, 1296, 1330 Ipm, 1370 AD iv, 1412 IpmR. The meaning must have been 'in front of the wood.' Cf. Farwood (PN D 622) and Fairfield (PN Wo 275–6). The site is identical with that of the present Wootton Hill Fm. There are woods to the west and north.