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.

Moretonwood

Other OS name in the Parish of Moreton Say

Historical Forms

  • Mortoneswod 1317 AD
  • Moreton Wood 1709 PR(L)

Etymology

. In 1199 SAS 2/X (FF) there is a reference to “ a third part of the wood of Moreton ” . Later references include Mortoneswod 1317 AD, Moreton Wood 1709et seq PR(L) 8 . On 1833 OS the name occurs three times denoting scattered groups of houses .