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.

Buckney Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Thundridge

Historical Forms

  • Bokeney c.1430 Add
  • Bokenhey 1294 SR
  • Bogenhey 1296 ib


Buckney Wood is Bokeney c. 1430Add and was the home of Walter de Bokenhey (1294SR ), de Bogenhey (1296 ib.). 'Beechtree enclosure,' from the OE adjective bocen and (ge)hæg.