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Survey of English Place-Names

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Coten End

Early-attested site in the Parish of Warwick St Nicholas

Historical Forms

  • Cotes 1086 DB 1182 P 1221,1232 Ass
  • in vico de Cotes 1247 Ass
  • Cotis 1315 Ipm
  • Cota 1123 Warwick
  • Coton 1486 Ipm
  • Cotton 1504 ib
  • Cawton Ende 1525 Rental
  • Cottenende 1545 LP
  • Cotes al. Coten end 1656 FF


'The cottage(s),' v. cot(e). “In the Conq. Survey it is written Cotes , which in our old English signifies the same with Domus ” (Dugdale 372). The earlier spellings go back to the OE nominative, the later to the dative plural. Cf. Coton (supra 104). In the 12th century there seems to have been a 'Hundred' of Cotes (Coteshundredo 1182, 1183, 1185, Cotehundredo 1183, 1185 P), but it is not known what area this covered. In 1232 (Ass ) it is called hundred de Cotes , quod voc ' suburbium de Warr '. See Addenda l.

Places in the same Parish