Old Place Names
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- From Hewode to Heywood: The Evolution of a Name: Why was Heywood was spelled in dozens of different ways over the centuries?
- The Meaning of the Name ‘Heywood’: Do we know the actual meaning of the word 'Heywood'?
- Why ‘Monkey Town’?: Why does Heywood have the rather unusual nickname of 'Monkey Town'?
- The Ashworth Dispute of 1549: How did disputed place names affect a dispute over land at Ashworth in the 16th century - and what survives of those names today?