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.

Cowherd Shute Fm

Other OS name in the Parish of Motcombe

Historical Forms

  • Cowards Shoot 1811 OS


, Cowards Shoot 1811 OS , cf . 'the close of John Couhirde '1313 Cl , Roger le Couhurde 1327SR , John Cowarde 1609LRMB ; Shute may represent scēot 3 or scyte both of which mean ' steep slope ' , topographically appropriate for this place .