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.

Clear Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Upton Scudamore

Historical Forms

  • Clerewood 1568 BM


Clear Wood (6″) is Clerwode 1348, Clerewod 1516Longleat , Clerewood 1568 BM. The first element is probably OFr  clere , 'glade,' as noted in Clearfields (PN Bk 119). Cf. Clears Fm infra 247, le Est Clere , West Clere (1448Kings ) in Brixton Deverill, and Bridge Cleere (1651 WM xlvi) in Braydon Forest.

Places in the same Parish