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.

Hackland Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cullompton

Historical Forms

  • Hakelond 1281 Ass 1283 Ass 1333 SR
  • Hakalond(e) 1305 Ass
  • Hakalond(e) juxta Alre Peverel 1311 Ass


William (de) Haka was living here in 1305 and 1311 (Ass ) and his family probably gave name to the place. His name may itself be descriptive, referring to the projecting tongue of land here. v. Hackpen supra 538.