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.

Jack ( a ) napes Nook

Field in the Parish of Ketton

Historical Forms

  • 1919 Sale 1943 Map
  • Jackeynapes Nook 1768 Map


Jack(a)napes Nook1919, 1943(Jackeynapes Nook 1768; perh. with jackanapes'a mischievous boy',but Jackanapes on Horseback was a 17th cent, name for a proliferous variety ofcowslip and this may be present here, v. nōk)