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.

Gascoigns

Field in the Parish of Shaftesbury

Historical Forms

  • 1840 TA
  • ( la ) Garston 1447 ShaftMR 1461 Sher
  • le Graston 1472 Shaft

Etymology

Gascoigns((la) Garston 1447, 1461, le Graston 1472, v. gærs-tūn'grass enclosure')