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.

Hook (Fm)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chardstock

Historical Forms

  • la hoche Hy2 HMC
  • la Hok c.1201 Drew
  • la Hoke 1424 AddRoll
  • Hooke 1537 Digby 1638 HarlCh
  • Hoocke 1620 DCMCt
  • Hook 1811 OS 1842 TAMap


Hook (Fm) (ST 310057), la hoche Hy 2 HMC (PN D), la Hok c.1201 Drew, la Hoke 1424AddRoll , Hooke 1537Digby , 1638HarlCh , Hoocke 1620DCMCt , Hook 1811 OS, 1842TAMap , cf. John atte Hoke 1423AddRoll , 'the hook or angle', v. hōc , with reference to the narrow curving valley in which flows a stream rising at Bowditch supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement