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Major Settlement in the Parish of Foscott

Historical Forms

  • Foxescote 1086 DB
  • Foxcote 1197 Fines
  • Foscote 1486 BM 1526 LS
  • Foscotte 1535 VE


'Fox-cottage(s),' presumably so-called because fox-infested.v. cot(e), cf. Foscote (Nth) and Foscott (D). No stress need be laid on DB s , cf. Gawcott infra .

Places in the same Parish