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.

Cake Ball, Cakeball Copse

Early-attested site in the Parish of Greenham

Historical Forms

  • Cakebull, Cakebullwoode, Copic' voc' Cakeball 1547 LRMB


Cake Ball, Cakeball Copse, Cakebull , Cakebullwoode , Copic ' voc ' Cakeball 1547LRMB . It is unfortunate that no earlier forms have been found for this name. It appears to be identical with Cakebole in Chaddesley Corbett (Wo 236), in which case it is possible that that name should be interpreted as a single topographical term, not as a combination of a pers.n. and ball 'rounded hill'. Cf. also Cakewood W 290, 12 miles W., which is Cakewode in 1362.