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 Rushbury

Historical Forms

  • Cotes 1200 Cur 1327 Pat
  • Cot' 1259 RH
  • Cota 1271–2 Ass
  • La Cote 1331 BM
  • Coats 1833 OS
  • The Coates 1841–6 TA


Coats (SO 526926) is Cotes 1200 Curet freq to 1327 Pat, Cot '1259 RH, Cota 1271–2Ass (p), La Cote 1331 BM, Coats 1833 OS, The Coates 1841–6TA . 'Cottages', with the ME -s plural of OE  cot(e). VCH X59 describes a 15th-cent. house which originally stood within a rectangular moat.