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.

( Lr ) Cuckooford

Field in the Parish of Melbury Osmond

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • Gukeford 1312 Prideaux
  • Gukford 1322 CottCh
  • claus ' voc ' Gogford ' 1546 Glyn 1838 TA
  • claus ' voc ' Gokeford ' 1563 Glyn

Etymology

(Lr) Cuckooford(Gukeford 1312, Gukford 1322, claus' voc' Gogford' 1546, 3 claus' voc' Gokeford'1563, from ME  goke'cuckoo', ford)