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.

East and West Peek

Early-attested site in the Parish of Luffincott

Historical Forms

  • Pech 1086 DB t.Ed1 Launceston
  • Westpyk t.Ed1 Launceston
  • Estpyke 1330 SR 1418 IpmR
  • Pyk 1333 SR
  • Pike 1481 Cl


The early forms of this name offer difficulties. One would, apart from the forms in pyke , pike , explain it in the same way as Peek infra 285, from OE  pēac .That word should not give a series of forms pyke , pike , but as they are comparatively late and not without parallel in the Peek which certainly comes from pēac , we should not perhaps lay too much stress on the irregularity. Cf. further Cowley Peak (Gl)somet de Pik de Covele 1316 St Peter Gl.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Major Settlement