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 Chaddesley Corbett

Historical Forms

  • Twenewode 1290 Ipm
  • Twynewod 1291 Ipm
  • Tanwood 1789 Gough


This house is between two woods and that is doubtless the origin of the name, it is '(be)tween woods.' Cf. Twyning (Gl), which is Bituinæum in BCS 350, a similar compound of ēa , 'river,' also Twembrook (Ch), 1288Twenebrok .