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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Wootton Bassett

Historical Forms

  • Wodeshawe 1279 Ass 1281 ib
  • Wodeshaghe ib.
  • Wydeschawe 1327 SR
  • Wodshawe 1512 Ct


Woodshaw (6″) is Wodeshawe 1279Ass (p), 1281 ib., Wodeshaghe ib., Wydeschawe 1327SR (p), Wodshawe 1512Ct . v. wudu , sceaga .