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.

Buckland Monachorum

Major Settlement in the Parish of Buckland Monachorum

Historical Forms

  • bóc lande, of bóc lande c.970 BCS1247
  • bocsætena higweg 1031 KCD744
  • Bochelanda 1086 DB
  • Boclaund 1234 Fees401
  • Bockelonde 1271–6 Exon
  • Boclonde Monachorum 1291 Tax
  • Boclonde Abbatis 1316 FA
  • Monkyn Bockelond 1525 SR


v. bocland . Monachorum refers to the monks of the abbey founded here in 1278. bocsætena higweg must refer to a 'hay (waggon) road' used by the inhabitants of Buckland. For sæte , cf. s. n. Broadwas (PN Wo 103).