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.

Falls Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of South Stainley

Historical Forms

  • Caiton fall 1481 RipAct
  • Caytonfall Sprynge, Laufall 1540 VE
  • Great & Long Falls 1813 Hudleston


Falls Wood, Caiton fall 1481 RipAct, Caytonfall Sprynge , Laufall 1540 VE, Great & Long Falls 1813 Hudleston, cf. also le Oxfal , (le ) Caluefal c. 1190Vyner 471, 476, e. 13 Font, v. oxa , calf , (ge)fall 'place where trees have been felled', v. also spring 'plantation', lágr 'low'.