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Early-attested site in the Parish of Highampton

Historical Forms

  • Ludecote 1292 Ipm 1303,1346 FA 1412 FF 1492 Ipm


No certainty is possible. One might suggest that the first element was a river-name Lyde (cf. Lydford infra 191) used here of Pulworthy Water, though there is no parallel for a compound of cot(e) with a river-name. The absence of such a compound may, however, be merely a chance. Alternatively we may have the OE  pers. name Luda with common development of u to i before a dental. Hence 'Luda 's cottage(s).'

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement