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

  • Torkaringa, Torkarigge 1166 RBE
  • Turkerig 1242 Fees759


Blomé (17) suggests that the first element may be an old river-name identical with Turk (RN 420), but as we know nothing of the site the etymology had better remain open.