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.

Woodston Manor

Early-attested site in the Parish of Lindridge

Historical Forms

  • Wdesinton' 1200 WoC c.1240
  • Wodesintun 1240 WoP
  • Wodeston 1275 SR 1315 AlmBk 1327 SR
  • Woodston 1580 Kyre


The forms point to an OE  Wudesiging -tūn , 'farm of Wudesige.' For such a name we may compare Wudeburgehlinc , BCS 1066 (original) and Woodmanton supra 45. See also PN Bk 195 for a possible Wudemund .

Places in the same Parish