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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bridgerule

Historical Forms

  • Tacabeara 1086 DB(Exon)
  • Tacabere 1400 Exch
  • Tekebeare 1447 IpmR
  • Tegebere 1491 Ipm


This p.n., Takeley (Ess), DBTacheleia , and Tackley (O), DBTachelie , Takkelea 1175 P, Tackele 1196 FF, suggest an OE  pers. name Tǣcca , probably a reduced form of the recorded Tǣtica , hence 'Tæcca 's wood,' bearu .

Places in the same Parish