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 Foxton

Historical Forms

  • Foxetune 1086 DB
  • Foxtona 1086 ICC
  • Foxton(e) 1202–1352 FF
  • Foxton(e) cum Hardliston 1334 Ct
  • Foxtun 1218 SR
  • Voxtun c.1300 Layer
  • Foxston 1396,1446 FF 1485 Ipm
  • Faxton 1549 Pat


'Farm where foxes abound,' v. fox , tūn . Cf. also Foxildounis 1316Ct and Foxholys 1520Trinity (both in Foxton).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site