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.

Bucknell Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Abthorpe

Historical Forms

  • Boggenhul c.1220,1250 For
  • Bokenhil 1285 Ass
  • Bokenhull(e) 1287 For 1324 Ipm
  • Buckenhulle 1309 Pat
  • Buckenell woode 1535 LRMB
  • Bukenhull(e) 1309 Pat
  • le Frethe de Bukenhull 1309 Cl
  • Buknell 1511 ADvi


v. hyll . The first element is uncertain, but it is most likely to be bōcen , 'beech-covered.' Frethe is OE  fyrhðe, 'woodland.'

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement