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.

Dunmore Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Abingdon and St Helen Without

Historical Forms

  • Dunnemore 1271 Lyell c.1350
  • Dunmore furlong 1407 Bodl
  • Dunmore 1447 SCD
  • Downe more, Downemorefeld 1548 LRMB


Dunmore Fm, Dunnemore 1271 (c. 1350) Lyell , Dunmore furlong 1407Bodl , Dunmore 1447SCD , Downe more , Downemorefeld 1548LRMB .The bounds of Abingdon in BCS 924 run to dunnanforda near this place, the same boundary mark being given as on dunanford in the bounds of Bayworth in BCS 932, v. Pt 3. The two charters are both dated 956 (c. 1200). Probably the charter form with -nn - is correct, and the two names mean 'the ford and marsh (v. mōr) of Dunna'.The forms from 1548 may be due to popular etymology.