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

  • Wodrewe 1505 MinAcct
  • Woodrow 1655 WillsP


Probably used of a row of trees, a thin wood. v. raw , ræw and cf. hæselræwe (BCS 1282).