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.

Cofford Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kenton

Historical Forms

  • on coccford 1044 OSFacsii,Exeterxii
  • Cokford 1311 FF


This place and Cofton and Cockwood supra 493–4 may all take their name from the one stream on which they stand. For the possibility of Cocc as a stream-name, denoting the 'red' stream (Welsh coch ), v. Ekwall RN 83.