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.

Mockley Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wootton Wawen

Historical Forms

  • (ryvulum de) Molkeleia 13th Dugd542
  • Mockeleye 1285 Ass
  • Molkeley(e) 1418,1462 Pat 1444 Dugd576
  • Mockley 1695 Morden


Mockley Wood is (ryvulum de ) Molkeleia 13th Dugd 542, Mockeleye 1285Ass , Molkeley (e )1418, 1462 Pat, 1444 Dugd 576, Mockley 1695 Morden. No satisfactory explanation of this name can be offered.