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.

Pierrepont Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Frensham

Historical Forms

  • Pierpont Lodge 1765 R.
  • Tanckerdsforde 1577 MinAcct
  • Tankerforde 1590 VCHii,612
  • Tankersford 1622 MinAcct


Pierrepont Ho is Pierpont Lodge 1765 R. It was earlier known as Tanckerdsforde 1577MinAcct , Tankerforde 1590 VCH ii, 612, Tankersford 1622MinAcct , this name being preserved in Tankersford Common (6″). It must take its name from some man bearing the Norman personal name Tancred .