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 Eastcotts

Historical Forms

  • Cotes 1220 LS 1227 Ass
  • Estcotes 1240 Ass 1393 Cl
  • Escotes 1382 Cl
  • Escotts 1780 Jury


'The parish takes its name from the “cotes,” now represented by Cotton End in Cardington, called “east” in distinction from the “cotes” in Wilshamstead, once known as Westcotes (v. supra 86) now as “Wilshamstead Cotton End.”'

In this parish we have mention in the Newnham Cartulary (189) of a Cotingebroc . This is an interesting illustration of the use of the suffix ingas to denote the inhabitants of a place, for it is clear that this is from OE  Cotingabrōc , 'brook of the dwellers at the cotes.'

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site