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.

Guildings Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kidderminster


This probably takes its name from the Gilding family, founders of a charity in Dowles, just across the river (VCH iv. 316). This may be the same name as le Guldene found as a pers. name in Trimpley in Kidderminster in SR (1275, 1327).