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.

Hatfield Woodhouse

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hatfield

Historical Forms

  • Wodhous 1404 MinAcct
  • Wodhawis, Wodhowse 1546 YChant
  • Wodehouse 1430 WillY
  • Woodhouse, Woodhowse 1590 FF 1697 Pryme
  • Haitefeild Woodhouse 1591 FF
  • Hatefeld Woodhouse 1605 FF
  • Hatfield Woodhouse 1822 Langd


'House in the (Hatfield) wood', v. wudu , hūs . This is a common p.n. in south-west Yorkshire, and here, as often elsewhere, it is distinguished by prefixing the village name.