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.

The Nook

Early-attested site in the Parish of Icklesham

Historical Forms

  • Hotherknok 1246 FF
  • Hothernok 1247 SAC58,185
  • Hotherinock 1247 FF
  • Hothknocke 17th Ct


The Nook (6″). Mr Ray suggests that this may be identical with Hotherknok (1246 FF), Hothernok (1247 SAC 58, 185), Hotherinock (1247 FF), Hothknocke (17thCt ). Cf. Knockbridge supra . No explanation of the first element can be offered.