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 Cann

Historical Forms

  • Gildenock 1620 Hutch3(3415)
  • la Gildenhoke, (la) Gulden(e)ok(') 1280 Ass
  • la Gyldeneok, la Gildeneok(e) 1280 QW
  • Goulder oke 1618 Map


Gildenock (lost, about ST 871221), Gildenock 1620 Hutch3 (3415), la Gildenhoke , (la ) Gulden (e )ok (')1280Ass , la Gyldeneok , la Gildeneok (e )1280 QW, Goulder oke 1618Map , 'the golden oak-tree', v. gylden , āc ; a point in the 'out-bounds' of Cranborne Chase (2 193), described as being situated between French Mill infra and St Rumbold's Church.