English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Winchcomb

Historical Forms

  • Cotustorp Hy6 AddCh
  • Catesthorp 1469 Cl 1509 Pat
  • Gatesthorp 1482 MinAcct


Catesthrop (lost), Cotustorp Hy 6AddCh , Catesthorp 1469 Cl, 1509 Pat, Gatesthorp 1482MinAcct . The first el. may be a ME pers.n. Ctfte, ultimately derived from ON  Káti as in Catesby (Nth 16); v. þrop 'a dependent outlying farmstead' (cf. Hatherop i, 36supra ).