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.

Pitsham Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cocking

Historical Forms

  • Pidesham 1327 SR
  • Pitsom 1823 G


Pitsham Fm (6″) was the home of Wm de Pidesham in 1327 (SR). The local pronunciation is suggested by Pitsom (1823 G).It is probably the ham(m) of one Pyddi , a name which has left further traces in Sussex in Piddinghoe and, in the derivative form Pyddel , in Piddingworth infra 302. Piddi is also possible, v. Pidborough supra 13.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement