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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Chirton

Historical Forms

  • Cunet 1211 RBE
  • Kunek 1242 Fees
  • Cunnuc c.1250 Rental
  • Coneke 1316 FA
  • Kyneke 1278 Ass
  • Connok 1372 BM
  • Conke 1522 SR 1527 Ct


Conock is Cunet 1211 RBE, Kunek 1242 Fees, Cunnuc c. 1250Rental , Conek 1268, Conok 1279Ass , Coneke 1316 FA, Kyneke 1278Ass , Connok 1372 BM, Conke 1522SR , 1527Ct . It is probable that this is a British place-name. The forms suggest a derivative in -āco - of cuno -, 'high' (cf. Chrest 44), but there is no ap- preciable hill here. The word is also on record as a personal name, and is so found in Ploegonec (Brittany, cf. Chrest 200) and in Boconnoc and Tregunnick (Co), but this does not seem a possible explanation here, since the element is found uncompounded from the earliest records.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement