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.

Church Fenton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Church Fenton

Historical Forms

  • on fentune 963 RegAlbi,56d
  • Fen(n)tún c.1030 YCh7
  • Fentun, Fenton(a) 1086 DB 1160–78 RegAlbi,38 1193 P 13 Selby 1202 FF c.1216 RegAlbiii,50d c.1250 Heal98 1472 MiscEngl
  • Kirk(e) Fenton(a), Kyrk(e) Fenton(a) 1338 FF 1365 YDv 1404 WillY 1641 Rates
  • ecclesie de Fenton 13 RegAlb ii, 43d


'Farmstead in the fen', v. fenn , tūn . 'Church' (v. kirkja ) from the church at Fenton (ecclesie de Fenton 13RegAlb ii, 43d).