Kitchen Wood

Kitchen Wood DBG ABE V NO292196 1 362 150m WEF

    Kitchen 1775 Ainslie/Fife [see discussion, below]
    Kitchen Wood 1888 x 1914 OS 6 inch 1st revision

en Kitchen + SSE wood

‘Kitchen’ may derive from G coitcheann ‘common land, common grazing’, for which see Watson 1926, 136; and Kitchen Green SLN, PNF 1. OS Pathf. Kitchen Wood refers to the southern section of an extent of woodland on the western slope of a hill which might well have served once as common grazing land.

    Ainslie/Fife (1775) shows the words Redhall Hills Kitchen, one above the other. These are presumably to be understood as Redhall Hills and Kitchen, the former referring to the hills in the north-west corner of this part of DBG, ABE, probably also called Ayton Hill, on which is the house Ayton-Hill (OS Pathf.); below Ainslie/Fife’s Kitchen is a settlement symbol.

    OS 6 inch 1st edn (1855) shows a wood here, smaller and not named.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4