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 Bishopsteignton

Historical Forms

  • Cockfen, Cockven t.Jas1 LRMB
  • Cockeven 1589 SR 1628 FF
  • Cockhaven 1809 M


This is probably OE  cocca fenn , 'cocks' marsh,' the modern form showing the same corruption as in Horsehaven supra 380.