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.

The Butts

Other OS name in the Parish of Motcombe


, cf. close called Butts , tenement called Butts 1609LRMB , perhaps butt 2 ' archery butt ' or butte ' short strip at right angle to others , strip of land abutting on a boundary ' ( the place is on the old par . bdy ) , but cf. James Butt 1664 HTax .