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.

Cockshot Copse and Little Cockshot Copse

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirtlington

Historical Forms

  • Cokkeshot 1422 Rental
  • Cotmanshoke als. Nethircotshot, Ouer Ockshote 1470–1 CourtR
  • le Cokshute, Codmanhok als. Nerther Cokshute 1476–7 Rental
  • Cookshote close 1591 Survey


Cockshot Copse and Little Cockshot Copse (6″) are Cokkeshot 1422Rental , Cotmanshoke als. Nethircotshot , Ouer Ockshote 1470–1CourtR , le Cokshute , Codmanhok als. Nerther Cokshute 1476–7Rental , Cookshote close 1591Survey . v. cockshoot . The alternative name was apparently 'cottager's hōc.'