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

  • Fuggincote 1279 Ass
  • Fuggyngcote 1305 Ass
  • Foggyngcote 1330 SR


The first element in the light of fuller forms is probably Fucga , a weak form of the first element in the p.n. fucges flodan (BCS 674), rather than the Focga of the Devon focgan igeðas (v. s. n. Voghay infra 457), as suggested by Blomé (146). The ing is probably connective.