English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Kings Heath, Kingsuch, Kingswood

Early-attested site in the Parish of King's Norton

Historical Forms

  • Kyngesheth 1511 ADv
  • King's Heath 1650 Surv
  • Kyngissyche, Kingsuch, Kingsitch c.1270 ADi 1544 LP 1686 FF
  • Kingswood 1650 Surv


The earliest forms noted for these are Kyngesheth (1511 AD v), King 's Heath (1650Surv ), Kyngissyche , Kingsuch , Kingsitch (c. 1270 AD i, 1544 LP, 1686FF ), Kingswood (1650Surv ). They are further survivals from the royal ownership of the manor. For the second name v. sic .