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 Amesbury

Historical Forms

  • Ambresbur' Comitis 1327 SR
  • Contessecourt 1365 DuLa
  • Countasyscourt 1401 FA
  • Contescourt 1409 Cl


Countess is Ambresbur ' Comitis 1327SR , Contessecourt 1365DuLa , Countasyscourt 1401 FA, Contescourt 1409 Cl. Cf. also the Countesse feild 1650ParlSurv , representing the manor of Amesbury held in 1332 (SR ) by Alice de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln.