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.

Bowood Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Calne


Bowood Ho [bouwud]. Cf. Bunewode (sic)t. Hy 3 Jones-Beddoe (p), Bouewode 1304, 1319 Pat, Bouewod t. Ed 2, Bovewod t. Ed 3For .Probably from OE  (on ) būfan wuda , '(place) above the wood.'