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.

Cockle

Field in the Parish of Wyke Regis

Historical Forms

  • 1841 TA
  • close called Cockle 1582 Ilch
  • Cockle Drove 1623 DorR
  • Cocwellesforlang 1295 MinAcct
  • Kokewellemede 1322 MinAcct
  • Cokwel ( le ) mede 1323 MinAcct 1328 MinAcct
  • Cokwel ( le ) 1326 MinAcct 1327 MinAcct

Etymology

Cockle(close called Cockle 1582(18), Cockle Drove 1623, Cocwellesforlang 1295,Kokewellemede 1322, Cokwel(le)mede 1323, 1328, Cokwel(le) 1326, 1327, thefirst el. may be cocc1'hillock', cocc2'a(wood)cock' or the OE  pers.n.*Cocca, v. wella, furlang, mǣd)