English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Woodhouse Cross

Other OS name in the Parish of Gillingham

Historical Forms

  • Woodhowse Crosse, Woodhowse feilde (before the Crosse) 1609 LRMB
  • Wood Ho Cross 1811 OS
  • Woodescross Grd 1839 TA


, Woodhowse Crosse , Woodhowse feilde (before the Crosse )1609LRMB , Wood Ho Cross 1811OS, Woodescross Grd 1839TA , ' house in the wood ' , or ' house made of wood ' , v. wudu , hūs , with cros ' a cross ' .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement