The recording of the name Eggbuckland has had many spelling derivations over
the years, below is a chronological list of the formation of the name:
||Domesday Book; "Bocheland, estate owned by Judhel", Held by
deed by the Saxon Lord Heche (Heccha) in the time of Edward the Confessor.
It was subsequently known as Heche's Bookland (ie. land held by
deed or charter). The earliest spelling being Heckebokelonde.
||The patronage of the Church (Heckebokel) was in the gift of the Prior
||In the Patent Roll of Edward I, the spelling became
||When a new vicar was instituted the name changed to
||The Bishop of Exeter referred to the Church as
||It then became Eckeboklande ...
||The Bishop's Register contained the erroneous spelling
This eventually led to the division of the name into two words!
||The name reverted to the old spelling of Eckbuckland.
||On a map in connection with the Water Act (to supply Plymouth with
water from Dartmoor by means of a leat) it is spelt Hickbocklade.
||It changed to Estbucklande.
||The name is spelt Egbuckland.
||The present form Eggbuckland can be found.
||The Registered entry for the parish was East Buckland alias Egg
||Egg Buckland was used.
||Correctly recorded as one word, occasionally it would be written as two
until 1905, when the Vicar (Reverend A.F. Baker) pronounced that "It
is more correct and best preserves the history of the name to write it now
as one word - Eggbuckland!"
||Eggbuckland - Nothing to do with Eggs at all!