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 Manuden

Historical Forms

  • Pincepo 1086 DB
  • Pinkepol' 1183 P
  • Pinchepol(e) 1184,1190 P
  • Pynchepoles 1429 WAM
  • Pynchepolis 1493–1500 ECP


No explanation of this name can be offered. It may be that the first element is the same as that found in Pinchbeck (L), DBPinchebec , Pinchmill (PN BedsHu 32) and a lost Pininchesdich (C) in RH (1279).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement