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Early-attested site in the Parish of Ilfracombe

Historical Forms

  • Molacota, Malacota 1086 DB
  • Mullecoth' 1242 Fees787
  • Mollecote 1303 FA 1330 SR 1378 IpmR
  • Mellecote 1485 Ipm


Probably 'Molla 's cot(e),' cf. PN La 119s. v. Melling and John Molle (1373 Exon).