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.

Ockley Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Peper Harow


Ockley Common. This is the ocan lea of 909 (c. 1150) in BCS 627 (supra 165 n.). Without further forms it is impossible to say if this name is identical with Ockley infra 276, or whether the 12th century form with one c is the correct one, in which case the name is to be interpreted as 'Oca 's clearing,' v. leah .

Places in the same Parish