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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Burwash

Historical Forms

  • Gotershull, Godeshull 1279 Ass
  • Gotereshole 1309 Ipm 1330 Ass
  • Guttreshole 1312 Battle
  • Gutresole 1347 FF
  • Getirsole 1340 NI


'Guthhere's holh.' The farm lies in a slight hollow. There was apparently also a hyrst in Burwash, named after the same man, cf. Guteresherst 1296 SR (p). For some phases of the sound-development cf. Coultershaw Bridge supra 116.