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.

Hookley Copse

Other OS name in the Parish of Ashmore

Historical Forms

  • Hookley Cops 1618 Map
  • Hookley Coppice 1842 TA


, (Hookley Cops ) 1618Map , Hookley Coppice 1842TA , cf. Houkle Close 1590LRMB , Gt Hookley & Lt Hookley , Hookley Close (Mdw ), Hookley Row 1842TA , ' wood or clearing at the bend ' , from hōc and lēah , with reference either to the hill - spur here or to the curve in the county bdy ; Howke Grene 1590LRMB , Hook 's Green (a coppice) m18 Hutch3 , containing the same first el . with grēne 2 , may also have been near here .