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.

the gootstead

Field in the Parish of Brigsley

Historical Forms

  • the gootstead 1601 Terrier
  • the goat sted close 1634 Terrier


the gootstead 1601, the goat sted close 1634(v. gotu'awatercourse', but probably in L'a sluice', stede; the compound gotestead is notrecorded in Sandred)