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.

Southleigh Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sutton Veny

Historical Forms

  • bosc. de Suthle 1257 For
  • Southle 1348 Pat
  • bosc. de Southlegh 1470 Cl
  • Sowley 1625,1640 WIpm


Southleigh Wood is bosc. de Suthle 1257For , Southle 1348 Pat, bosc. de Southlegh 1470 Cl, Sowley 1625, 1640 WIpm.v. leah . The meaning is here no doubt 'wood.'

Places in the same Parish