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.

Astwood Court

Early-attested site in the Parish of Feckenham

Historical Forms

  • Estwode de Strech 1221 FF
  • Estwude 1244 Cl
  • Astwode 1259 Ipm
  • Astwode Strecches 1319 Pat
  • Astwode Musarde 1427 StratGild
  • Stretcheast(e)wood 1497 ADi


The wood lies on the east side of the parish. In 1243 (FineR) the wood is spoken of as formerly the property of Richard Strecche . The Musard family held another manor in Astwood, coming in before the end of the 14th cent.