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Survey of English Place-Names

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Prinknash Park

Major Settlement in the Parish of Prinknash Park

Historical Forms

  • Prinkenesse, Prynkenesse 1121 Glouc
  • Prynkenaix 1228,c.1230 GlR
  • Prynkenesche p.1412 GloucHist
  • Prynkenasshe 1544 LP
  • Prynkenasshe Parke 1542 MinAcct
  • Prikenhassce c.1230 GlR
  • Prickenasse 1287 Ass
  • Prignes 1775,1690 M
  • Pynkenassh (sic) 1354 Ch
  • Prenkenashe 1535 VE
  • Prinkneshe 1628 GlCorp
  • Prinknash Park 1798 PR


'Princa's ash-tree', v. æsc . No OE  pers.n. Princa is recorded or so far found in other p.ns. (Princknash Nap 110supra is probably this p.n. as a surname). But etymologically it would be a derivative of the once-recorded OE  princ 'blinking of an eye' (Napier, Old English Glosses (Oxford 1900) 2369), to which ME  prinken 'to wink, blink' is also related; there was a Walter Prinke in Offenham (Wo) in 1327SR ; cf. Prinknill (89supra ).

Places in the same Parish