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.

Poole Keynes

Major Settlement in the Parish of Poole Keynes

Historical Forms

  • Pole 14th BCS673 1086 DB 1241 Cl 1268 Ass 1315 Ipm
  • Pole Canes 1610 M


v. pōl 'a pool'. The daughter of John Maltravers (who held the manor in 1327) married Sir John Keynes (W 64); the family of Keynes (Kahaines ) also held the nearby manors of Somerford Keynes (83infra ) and Ashton Keynes (W 40).