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.

Gorcott Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Studley

Historical Forms

  • Gorcote 1183,1190 P 1383 HMCxApp6
  • Gorcota 1189–92 P
  • Gorcotehulle c.1470 ADiv


Gorcott Hill is Gorcote 1183, 1190 P, 1383 HMC x App 6, Gorcota 1189–92 P, Gorcotehulle c. 1470 AD iv. 'Muddy cottage(s),' v. gor , cot(e) and cf. Ritter 122. The place lies partly in Worcestershire, cf. PN Wo 187.