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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Hawkesbury

Historical Forms

  • Hocholt Ed3 Surv
  • Hokcold c.1400 ib
  • Okeholde woode 1543 AOMB
  • Workhall (Wood) 1830 M


Oakhall, Hocholt Ed 3Surv , Hokcold c. 1400 ib, Okeholde woode 1543AOMB , Workhall (Wood )1830 M. 'Oak wood', v. āc , holt , and cf. Ockold (ii, 171supra ), Acholt (38infra ); the spellings of the names are not readily distinguishable. On the dial. form represented by Work - in 1830 v. Phonol. § 42 (a ).