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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Barnoldswick

Historical Forms

  • Cootes in Craven 1565 FF
  • Barnoldswyckcotes 1586 FF
  • Coats 1597 FF
  • Cotes 1610 FF
  • Barlewicke Coates 1696 PRRl


v. cot 'cottage', used here, as in other p.ns. like Stainton Cotes 56, Arncliffe Cote 113, Hawkswick Cote 125, or Gisburn Cotes 166infra , to denote a small secondary settlement from the parent village.