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 Wootton Wawen

Historical Forms

  • Puryforde c.1500 MinAcct
  • Peryforde 1553 Pat
  • Perriford 1725 B
  • Pennyford 1830 O.S.


Pennyford is Puryforde c. 1500MinAcct , Peryforde 1553 Pat, Perriford 1725 B, Pennyford 1830 O.S. 'Ford by the pear tree,' v. pyrige , with later alteration through popular etymology.