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Survey of English Place-Names

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Cove House Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Leigh

Historical Forms

  • la Cove t.Ed3 For
  • Covehouse 1633 WIpm
  • la Cove 1270 For 1289 Ass


Cove House Fm is la Cove t. Ed 3For , Covehouse 1633 WIpm and was the home of Richard de la Cove (1270For , 1289Ass ).This must be from OE  cofa , cf. Cove (PN D 542). As the place is on low-lying land not far from the Thames, there can be no question of any meaning 'hollow, recess in hillside.' The word may here have the sense 'shed, building.'

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement