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.

Venn Dairy

Early-attested site in the Parish of Symondsbury

Historical Forms

  • Venn Md & Venn Cowleaze 1839 TA
  • lands called Venn 1863 Hutch3


Venn Dairy (SY 419948), Venn Md & Venn Cowleaze 1839TA , lands called Venn 1863 Hutch3, cf. Richard de la Venne 1280Brid , Richard atte Venne 1332 SR (a taxpayer in this par.), from fenn 'fen, marsh' (with dial. voicing of initial f - to v -), atte 'at the'. The place is low-lying in a valley in which a feeder of R. Winniford rises.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement