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 St John Beckermet

Historical Forms

  • Oxeregg 1294 Cl
  • Oxen rige 1578 Cocker


'Ridge of the oxen,' v. hrycg .