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.

Monk Okehampton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Monk Okehampton

Historical Forms

  • Monacochamentona 1086 DB(Exon)
  • Monuchementone
  • Munekeokementon 1242 Fees784
  • Monkochmentone 1265 Exon
  • Monk Oakinton 1675 Ogilby
  • Monke Ockhampton oth. Monk Ockington 1759 Recov


'Farm on the river Okement' (supra ii). In DB the manor belonged to Baldwin the sheriff, having been in the possession of one Olnot (i.e. Wulfnōþ ) TRE. If the place was ever monastic property it must have been at some date before the 11th cent.We have further trace of these holders in Monkleigh infra and Monk's Mill Fm (6″), just over the border in Hatherleigh parish.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name