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 Sampford Courtenay

Historical Forms

  • Trycote 1296 Ass
  • Tricote 1330 SR
  • Tricott, Tryckott t.Ed6 Rental


Professor Ekwall suggests a compound of OE  treo, 'tree,' and cot(e), 'cottages by the tree,' with the same shortening and raising of the vowel as in ME  sik from OE  sēoc . Cf. also Tricombe infra 628.