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 Wem

Historical Forms

  • Cote 1086 DB 1255-6 Ass
  • Coten' 1255-6 Ass
  • Cotten 1662etseqto1690 PR(L)
  • Coten 1684etseqto1690 ib
  • Cotone 1291-2 Ass
  • Cotton 1586-7 RentSur 1745 PR(L)


'Cottages', see Cotton infra . Coton is a township of Wem.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name