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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Old Warden

Historical Forms

  • Kokeswell 1291 Tax
  • Kakeswell 1407 ADvi
  • Coggeswell 1535 VE


It is difficult not to believe that this place was named from the same person whose name is preserved in a weak form in the adjacent village of Cople supra 89. It tends to support the view that Cocca rather than Cogga is the original form of that name.

Places in the same Parish