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.

Great Bickney

Early-attested site in the Parish of Fetcham

Historical Forms

  • Bukeneye 1279 Chertsey
  • Moche Bykney 1541 LP
  • Bykney 1543 CtRequests
  • Bigney 1714 VCHiii,287


Great Bickney (6″) is Bukeneye 1279Chertsey , Moche Bykney 1541 LP, Bykney 1543CtRequests , Bigney 1714 VCH iii, 287.The forms are late, but the first element is perhaps the OE  pers. name Beocca or Byocca . Hence 'Beocca 's well-watered land,' v. eg .

Places in the same Parish