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.

Pothill Fm and Potcommon

Early-attested site in the Parish of West Grinstead

Historical Forms

  • La Potte 1392 IpmR
  • Potte 1395 IpmR
  • atte Potte 1296 SR


Pothill Fm and Potcommon (6″) are referred to as La Potte (1392 IpmR) and Potte (1395 IpmR) and gave name to Margery atte Potte (1296 SR). The origin of the name is obscure. There is no hollow here and no record of any pottery-working.