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.

Dockray Nook

Early-attested site in the Parish of Woodside

Historical Forms

  • Dockaranooke 1583 PR
  • Dockerer-nook 1586 ib
  • Dockery-nuke 1653 ib


Probably (v), notable for docce , 'dock, sorrel.' It is less likely that ON  dǫkk , hollow (DEPN), would have given -o -.