English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Fulstow

Major Settlement in the Parish of Fulstow

Historical Forms

  • Fugelestou 1086 DB 1183,1184,1185 P
  • Fugelestowe 1180 1202 Ass 1213 Abbr 1213,1219 Cur
  • Fugelestov 1182 P
  • Fugelestow(a) 1191 ib
  • Fugelestouwe 1219 Ass
  • Fugelstowe eHy3 Gilb 1409
  • Fuglestoua c.1115 LS
  • Fuglestowa c.1115 Hy2 Ch 1314
  • Fuglestou lHy2 Holywell
  • Fuglestau 1160–70 ib
  • Fughelstuo (sic) c.1160 Dane
  • Fughelestowe 1212–19 Holywell
  • Fughelestou 1314 Ch
  • Fogholestow (sic) 1272 Ass
  • Fulestou 1147 RAiii 1185 Templar lHy2 Holywell 1238–41 Fees
  • Fulestoue John Gilb 1409 FF 1202
  • Fulestoua c.1200 Gilb 1409
  • Fulestov 1166–67 Holywell
  • Fulestowa 1176 P 1221 Welles
  • Fulestow' 1202 Ass 1212 Cur
  • Fulestowe e13 Holywell 1210–12 RBE 1213 Cur 1214 FF 1220 Cur 1242–43 Fees 1311 YearBk 1524 Anc
  • Fulestouwe 1218 Ass
  • Fulestouue 1252 Cl 1253 Ch
  • Fulestouwe 1277–92 Holywell
  • Foulestow Hy2 Gilb 1409 Holywell 1302 NI 1343 FA 1346 Anc 1524
  • Foulestou 1296 RSu
  • Foulesthowe 1426 Cl
  • Foulstowe 1297 Pat 1303 FA 1328 Banco 1340 Pat 1349 Cor 1357 Cl 1375 Peace
  • Foulstow 1303 FA
  • Foullestowe 1521 Anc
  • Fowelstowe 1281 Ipm
  • Fowlestowe 1428 FA 1498 Ipm
  • Fowlestou 1461 Pat
  • Fowlstowe 1483 AD 1560 Pat
  • Fowll Stowe 1488 LCCA
  • Fowlstoe 1576 LER
  • Folestow eHy3 Gilb 1409
  • Folestowe 1285 RSu
  • Folstowe 1376 Pat
  • Fullestowe 1212 Fees 1220 Cur 1431 Fine 1539 LPxiv
  • Fullstow 1579,1601,1674 Terrier
  • Fulstowe 1239 RRG 1249 Ch 1253,1255,1256 FF 1259 Cl 1272 Ass 1281 QW 1281 Ipm 1289 Ass 1292 Ipm 1292 Cl 1464 Pap
  • Fulstow 1402 FA 1579,1587 Holywell 1610 Speed
  • Fulstou 1506 Cl
  • Fulstoe 1653 LMR
  • Foulestowe Harsyke 1427 LMR
  • Foulestowe Harsyk' 1437 Anc 1442,1446 LMR
  • Foulestowe Harsik 1446,1447 ib
  • Foulestow Arsyk 1438,1498 Anc
  • Foulstowe Arsyk 1461 LMR
  • Foullestow arsyk 1504 Anc
  • Fulstowe Arsyk 1452 LLD
  • Fulstow Arsyk 1506 LMR 1508 Anc
  • Fullestowe Arsyke 1461 Anc 1503 LMR
  • Fullestow Arsyke 1502 Anc
  • Foullestow Arsyke 1503 LMR
  • Fulstow Arsyke 1508,1509 Anc
  • Fulstow Arsykfee 1510 LMR
  • Foulstowe Arcyk 1462 Anc
  • Foulestowe Arcyk 1462,1464,1465 ib
  • Foulestowe Arsik 1474 LMR 1469,1479 Anc
  • Fulstowe Arsik 1475 Pat
  • Fullstowe Arsicke alias Fullstow Marshchapple 1613 Holywell
  • Fulstow Arswicke (sic) als Fulstowe Marsh Chappel als Fulstowe cum Marsh Chappell 1694 ib
  • Fulstowebeek 1475 Pat
  • Fulestow Beke 1494 LMR
  • Foullestow Beke 1502 ib
  • Fulstow Beke 1505,1506 1509 Anc 1511,1514 LMR 1519 Anc
  • Fulstowe Beke 1507 LMR
  • Fulestow Beck 1498 ib
  • Fulstowbek 1534 LPvii
  • Fullstowe Beake 1613,1620 Holywell
  • Fulstow Beake 1712 Foster

Etymology

Perhaps 'Fugol's place, place of assembly' from the OE  pers.n. Fugol and stōw, cf. Fulstone PN YW 2239, for the same pers.n. However, EPN 2, 161 points out that compounds of stōw with a pers.n. are rare and when they do occur they are usually hundred-names. Fulstow is not a wapentake-name. So, it is probably better to take the first el. as being OE  fugol 'a bird' in a general sense, hence 'the place where birds abound'.

The associations of the families Arsic and Bec with Fulstow are discussed in detail by Dorothy M. Williamson, “Some notes on the Medieval Manors of Fulstow”, LAAS iv, 1–56.

Places in the same Parish

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