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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Cookbury

Historical Forms

  • Cukebyr' 1242 Fees788
  • Kokebyry 1270 Ass
  • Cokebiry 1291 Tax
  • Cokebery 1303 FA
  • Cokebury 1420 IpmR


'Cuc (c )a 's burh.' This pers. name is not on record but is apparently found in cucanhealas (BCS 936) in a Gloucestershire charter. Cf. also cuceleshylle (KCD 741) in a Dorsetshire charter, involving apparently a diminutive of this name.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name