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Early-attested site in the Parish of North Petherwin

Historical Forms

  • Hulscott 1537 Deed
  • Hilscott 1658 FF


Blomé (151) may be right in adducing the parallel of hylsan seohtra from a Sx charter (BCS 50) and we may also compare Hilsefenne (1408Ass ), a field-name in Saltash (Co). OHG  hulsa (earlier hulisa ), 'shell, covering,' may have had an OE  cognate hylse . A compound hylse-cot would be an exact parallel to Hulcott (PN Bk 152), containing OE  huluc , 'husk,' later 'hovel.'