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

  • atte Reche 1394 Ass


Reach was the home of John Aleyn atte Reche (1394Ass ). Reach is on a hillside. The interpretation of the name is obscure. For the topographical use of the term as so far observed, v. Reach (PN BedsHu 125).