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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of St John Beckermet

Historical Forms

  • ulecotes c.1205 CW(OS)i
  • Ulcoates Mill 1799 CWxvii


'Owl-haunted cottages,' from OE  ūle, 'owl' and cot(e). It is identical with Oldcoates (PN Nt 99).