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.

Wilcott's Heath

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wistaston

Historical Forms

  • Wilcott's Heath 1860 White
  • Wildecattesheth 1354,1375 Eyre 1403 ChRR
  • Wyldecattesheth 1444 Orm2
  • Wil(d)cat(t)s Heath 1674 Sheaf


Wilcott's Heath (lost), Wilcott 's Heath 1860 White, Wildecattesheth 1354, 1375Eyre , 1403 ChRR, Wyldecattesheth 1444 Orm2, Wil (d )cat (t )s Heath 1674 Sheaf, 'wild-cat's heath', v. wild-catt, hǣð . This place gave another local surname to the Brescy family of Moorfields 79infra , and in 1673 was described in the parish of Wisterton (Wistaston).