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.

West Wd

Other OS name in the Parish of Ashmore

Historical Forms

  • West(e)wode 1280 Ass, QW
  • West Wood 1590 LRMB
  • West Wd (Drove), South West Wd, North West Wd 1842 TA


, West (e )wode 1280Ass , QW, West Wood 1590LRMB , West Wd (Drove ), South West Wd , North West Wd 1842TA , v. west , wudu ; for earlier evidence of woodland in the par . , cf. foresta de Ashesmera 1233 Cl , foresta de Assemere 1235 Cl , foresta de Essemore 1247 Cl , no doubt part of Cranborne Chase .