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Early-attested site in the Parish of Ilmington

Historical Forms

  • Fecota c.1200 France
  • Foxcote 1285 Ass 1310,1653 FF 1327 SR 1370 ADiv
  • Foxcott al. Foscott 1679 FF
  • Faxcoate 1725 ib


Foxcote is Fecota c. 1200 France, Foxcote 1285Ass , 1310, 1653FF , 1327 SR, 1370 AD iv, Foxcott al. Foscott 1679FF , Faxcoate 1725 ib. Probably 'fox earths,' though an alternative meaning might be 'cottages near which foxes were to be seen.' Cf. PN Wo xxxix.