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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Addington

Historical Forms

  • Edintone 1086 DB
  • Adinton(e) 1175 P 1198 Fines 1227,1241,1247 Ass 1260 Ipm 1262 Ass 1284 FA 1320 Ch
  • Aditon' 1242 Fees871
  • Addinton 1242 Fees895
  • Adington(e) 1247 Ass
  • Adyngton 1425 BM


'Æddi's farm' v. ingtun . Æddi is probably the same person who gave his name to the neighbouring parish of Adstock.Cf. also Addingrove infra . The name Æddi is recorded early, the best known bearer of the name being Æddi Stephanus, the biographer of St Wilfrid.

Places in the same Parish