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.

Abbey Cowper

Other OS name in the Parish of Holme Abbey

Historical Forms

  • Abbay Cowbyre 1538 MinAcct
  • Abbey Cowper early17th Rental
  • Abby Cowber, Abbey Cowper 1605 LRMB
  • Abba Cowper 1664 ib


[ abəkuˑpə ] is Abbay Cowbyre 1538MinAcct , Abbey Cowper early 17thRental , Abby Cowber , Abbey Cowper 1605LRMB ,Abba Cowper 1664 ib. , with reference to the cow byres or stalls belonging to the Abbey .