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 Dewsbury

Historical Forms

  • Wytewode Hy3 Arm
  • Whytewode 1329 1490 DodsN
  • Whitwode 1545 WillY
  • Whitwood 1785 PRHtsd


Whitwood, Wytewode Hy 3 Arm, Whytewode 1329 ib, 1490 DodsN, Whitwode 1545 WillY, Whitwood 1785 PRHtsd. 'The white or bright wood', v. hwit , wudu and Whitwood ii, 124supra .