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.

Bishopsland Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Eye and Dunsden


Bishopsland Fm. Cf. Busshoppes land early 17thSurvey . Bishopswood Fm. Cf. Bushopps woode 1589SpecCom , Bysshopps Wood c. 1605Survey , Hockings land called the Byshops woode 1606More .The bishop is the Bishop of Salisbury, who owned Dunsden in 1086. Hockings looks like another occurrence of the element found in Prior Hackins Wood (PN Wa 208–9, Hockings 1544), which may have been a woodland term for a patch of wood where trees have been chopped down.