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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Axminster

Historical Forms

  • Cuittehege 1219 FF
  • Coteheie 1246,1304 Oliver
  • Coteheye 1334 Pat


This is probably a compound of OE  cot(e) and (ge)hæg, the earliest form being corrupt.