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 Fremington

Historical Forms

  • Hunemecote 1270 Ass
  • Honmanecote 1330 SR
  • Honmenecote 1333 SR
  • Holmenecote 1399 Ct
  • Hulmecote 1420 IpmR


'Hūneman 's cot(e).' The later change of n to l may have been influenced by the family of Thomas Holman mentioned in a Fremington Court Roll of 1399. The absence of genitival s is noteworthy.