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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Twyning

Historical Forms

  • Pokethrop' 1287 Ass
  • Poukethrop 1327 SR
  • Puckrup 1779 Rudder


Puckrup, Pokethrop '1287Ass , Poukethrop 1327SR (p), Puckrup 1779 Rudder 781. 'Goblin-haunted farmstead', v. pūca , þrop , but OE  pūca might well have been used as a pers.n. also (cf. Ekwall, s.n. Puckington So, Pucklechurch iii, 64infra ), as it was in ME (Reaney s.n. Pook ); v. also Pucksmoor (infra ).