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.

Canonscourt Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wotton under Edge

Historical Forms

  • Canonestort (sic for Canonescort) 1417 IpmR
  • Canonescourt 1439 ib
  • Canon's Court 1779 Rudder
  • Cananbury 1541 MinAcct


Canonscourt Fm, Canonestort (sic for Canonescort )1417 IpmR, Canonescourt 1439 ib, Canon 's Court 1779 Rudder, also called Cananbury 1541MinAcct .A court was a house built round a courtyard; the canons of St Augustine's, Bristol, had lands in Wotton (v. canoun ).