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 Sidmouth

Historical Forms

  • Cottemetone 1260 DA
  • Cottamaton 1333 SR
  • Cottington 1789 Camden


The interpretation of a name Cothæmatun is difficult but it might denote the farm of some settlers from cottages elsewhere.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement