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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Kimpton

Historical Forms

  • Hokenhangre t.Ed1 Stowe 1352 FF
  • Hokenhanger 1562 1576 Recov
  • Hockinghanger 1570 ib
  • Hookenhanger al. Kympton 1724 ib


Hookenhanger (lost) is Hokenhangre t. Ed 1Stowe , 1352FF , Hokenhanger 1562 ib., 1576Recov , Hockinghanger 1570 ib., Hookenhanger al. Kympton 1724 ib. The second element is hangra , 'slope,' The first may be a weak form of the recorded personal name Ho (c )c , found also in Hocan edisc (BCS 1123). The last form suggests that the place was near Kimpton village. Perhaps the site is identical with that of the present Kimpton Hall.