Wednesfield is a historic village and residential area within the city of Wolverhampton, West Midlands. It is 2 miles (3.2 km) east-northeast of Wolverhampton city centre, and is part of the West Midlands conurbation. It was historically within the county of Staffordshire.
Its name comes from the Old English Wōdnesfeld meaning Woden’s Field, open land belonging to, or holy to, the high god of the Germanic Pantheon.
It is reported by the English Dialectal Society in the publication “A Glossary of dialectal place-nomenclature” available on-line in the Internet Archive of The University of Toronto Library, that the place name “Wednesfield” is pronounced by the local populace as “Wencefield”.