English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Woodville Lane

Other OS name in the Parish of Yetminster

Historical Forms

  • Woodfold 1840 TA


, named from Woodfold 1840TA , earlier Woodfall 1598, Woodfielde , Woodfolde 1601Gough , from wudu and fald ' fold for animals ' ( or perhaps (ge)fall ' a felling oftrees, a clearing ' if the first spelling is to be trusted ) .