English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Chobham

Historical Forms

  • Fokelbrok(e) 1294 Ass 1330 ChertseyReg 1332 SR 1446 Ct 1609 LRMB
  • Fokylbroke 1548 LRMB


Focklesbrook is Fokelbrok (e )1294Ass , 1330ChertseyReg , 1332 SR, 1446Ct (all p), 1609LRMB , Fokylbroke 1548LRMB . The forms are late. No significant word can be suggested as the first element. It may be a pers. name; Foccela is possible, a diminutive of the Focca found in Fockbury (PN Wo 341).