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 Holsworthy

Historical Forms

  • Essecote 1238 Ass
  • Esshecote 1277 Ass
  • Asshecote juxta Haldesworth 1292 Ass
  • Ayshcote 1333 SR
  • Arscott 1563 FF


'Ash cot(e),' i.e. 'by the ash trees.' For the later forms cf. Arscott supra 127.