English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of North Petherwin

Historical Forms

  • Brassacott 1618 FF


Brazacott is

Brosiacote 1330, Brosyngacote 1333SR (p), Brassacott 1618FF , v. cot(e). There is no English pers. name corresponding to the first element of this name, but there was a Richard Brosia taxed under Plymouth in the 1330SR , cf. also Johannes Brosya in Lesnewth Hundred (Co) 1428 FA. This may contain the Co  bras , 'big,' W  bras , 'thick, fat, coarse,' used as a pers. name, though that name has not been found as an element in Cornish p.n.'s. For the ia spelling, v. supra xxxvi.