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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Bishop's Nympton

Historical Forms

  • Raweston' 1242 Fees795
  • Roweston 1306 Ass
  • Rowyston 1333 SR


Hence, 'Ralph's farm,' v. tun .