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.

Crosby Court or Crosby Cote

Early-attested site in the Parish of North Otterington

Historical Forms

  • Cotun 1086 DB
  • Cotem 1088 LVD51
  • Crosseby et Cotunam 1252 Ch


'(At) the cottages' from the OE  dat. plur. cotum ; v. cot . The Ch scribe has mistaken Cotun for a common OE  tun -name.

Places in the same Parish