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Survey of English Place-Names

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Cook's Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of West Bergholt

Historical Forms

  • Cookes alias Netherhall(e) 1445 FF 1472 IpmR
  • Nedirhall 1491 FF
  • manor called Nether Hall…tenement called Cokes 1495 Ipm
  • Co(o)kes(hall) alias Beamonds 1542,1615 Ct
  • Coks grene 1555 ib
  • Cookys Netherhall 1562 Recov
  • Cook 1372 FF
  • Netherhill 1545 Ct


Cook's Hall is Cookes alias Netherhall (e )1445FF , 1472 IpmR, Nedirhall 1491FF , manor called Nether Halltenement called Cokes 1495 Ipm, Co (o )kes (hall )alias Beamonds 1542, 1615Ct , Coks grene 1555 ib., Cookys Netherhall 1562Recov . The hall is in the lowest part of the parish and is to be associated with the family of Adam Cook (1372FF ). Cooks Hill (local) is Netherhill 1545Ct . Morant (ii, 229) says it was called Beaumont (or Beamonds ) from ancient owners.