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 Rusper

Historical Forms

  • Gotewyke 1327 SR
  • Gatwyke in Rusper 1504 Ct


Gotwick was the home of John de Gotewyke in 1327 SR, Gatwyke in Rusper (1504Ct ). 'Goats' farm,' v. gat , wic . It is probable that this place is to be identified with gatawic (BCS 834), a denn or swine-pasture belonging to Washington (Sx).