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.

Potcote and Potcote Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cold Higham

Historical Forms

  • Potcote 1202 Ass 1317 Ass
  • Potecote c.1220 Magd 1304 Ipm 1397 Cl
  • Potekote 1316 FA
  • Patkote juxta Hecham 1285 Ass
  • Pottecote 1359 Ipm


Potcote and Potcote Fm is Potcote 1202 Ass (p)et freq to 1317Ass , Potecote c. 1220Magd (p), 1304 Ipm, 1397 Cl, Potekote 1316 FA, Patkote juxta Hecham 1285Ass , Pottecote 1359 Ipm.Potcote Fm is probably the older settlement. It lies in a well- marked hollow and the whole name may well mean 'cottages in a pot or depression.'

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement