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.

Woodcote Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bromsgrove

Historical Forms

  • Wdecote 1086 DB
  • Odenecote c.1086 EveA 1190
  • Wudecote 1218 FineR
  • Wodecote 1275 1316 1431 FA
  • Woodcote 1485 Nash 18th


Probably 'cottages by the wood,' though the form from the Evesham Book suggests an alternative, 'wooden cottages.'