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 Exbourne

Historical Forms

  • Cokkyswall 1330 SR
  • Cokkeswall 1377 Cl
  • Cokyswill 1461 IpmR


This may be 'Cocc 's spring' or 'spring of the (wood)cock,' though as Wallenberg notes (StudNP 2, 98), the wall-forms suggest OE  weall1. In that case the sense is obscure.It has a parallel, possibly more easily explicable, in Coxwall supra 130.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement