English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Buscot

Major Settlement in the Parish of Buscot

Historical Forms

  • Boroardescote 1086 DB
  • Burwardescota 1130 P
  • Burwardescote 1242–3 Fees 1275–6 RH 1284 Ass 1474 Stonor
  • Burwardestok' 1284 Ass
  • Burwardscott 1535 VE
  • Burewardescot 1199–1200 FF
  • Borewardescot', Burewardescote 1220 Fees 1338 Pat
  • Buregardescot' 1225–6 FF
  • Borewardescote, Burewardescote 1284 Ass 1431 Stonor
  • Borewardescot' 1294 SR
  • Borewardescot 1322 AD
  • Borewerdescote 1369 BM
  • Burdwardescote 1284 Ass
  • Burgwardescot 1284 Ass
  • Bourgwarde(s)cote 1341 AD
  • Burghwardescote 1366 Pat 1412 Fine 1476 Stonor
  • Burworthescote 1323 Cl
  • Borfordescote 1327 SR 1381 Throckmorton
  • Burfordescote 1377 Fine
  • Burscote 1412 FA
  • Borewescote 1416 Stonor
  • Borowyscot, Boroughescote 1475 ib
  • Bruscote 1479 Stonor
  • Barowyscott c.1475 Stonor
  • Buskets 1666 RecOffMap
  • Buscot 1736 PubLib

Etymology

'Burgweard's cot(e)'; short forms such as Burscote evidently existed for a considerable time side by side with longer forms like Burwardscott . OE  burh-weard 'town guardian' is perhaps less likely in combination with cot(e) than a pers.n.

Places in the same Parish