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 Osmotherley

Historical Forms

  • Fo(u)stune 1086 DB
  • Foxtun(e), Foxton(a) 1088 LVD50d
  • Focston 1233 Ebor
  • Fosceton 1349 Test


v. fox , tun .

Places in the same Parish