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.

Holme Copse

Early-attested site in the Parish of Goring

Historical Forms

  • Holme 1328 Gor 1351 Gor


Holme Copse (6″) takes name from Holme 1328 Gor (p)et freq to 1351 Gor (p). Cf. Holme fyld t. Hy 8Valor . holm , which is first recorded in the late 14th century, is a south-west dialect development of OE  holegn, 'holly.' There is a wood called Hollycopse close to this.