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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirkburton

Historical Forms

  • le Stokes, Stockes 1316 DodsN, YD i
  • Stokes 1462 MinAcct
  • The Stocks 1636 WillY


Stocks, le Stokes , Stockes 1316 DodsN, YD i, Stokes 1462MinAcct 99, The Stocks 1636 WillY, v. stocc 'tree-stump', here denoting a place where trees have been felled and only the stumps remain.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site