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.

Cank Barn

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tanworth

Historical Forms

  • Kanke 1510 KnowleG


Cank is a steep well-rounded hill at the top of a valley, Cank Barn stands on the rounded spur of the prominent hill sloping down from Tanworth church, while Cank Field lies similarly on the upper slopes of a long well-rounded hill.