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.

Dagnish Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bisley

Historical Forms

  • Tagonhegge 1448 MinAcct
  • Dagenhege, wood… Cagnishe (sic for Tagnishe) 1599 Comm
  • Dagnes 1609 AOMB394


Dagnish Wood, Tagonhegge 1448MinAcct , Dagenhege , woodCagnishe (sic for Tagnishe )1599Comm , Dagnes 1609AOMB 394.Probably in view of 1448 and 1599 spellings a compound of OE  tacca or tagga 'teg, young sheep', and ecg 'edge, escarpment' or hecg 'hedge'. The change to Dag - is unusual (cf. Phonol. § 44d ).