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.

Bishop's Nympton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Bishop's Nympton

Historical Forms

  • Nimeton(a) 1086 DB 1238 FF
  • Nemetone Episcopi 1269 Exon
  • Bysshopes Nymet 1334 SR
  • Bishops Nymeton 1377 Cl
  • Nymet Busshop 1557 Wills


v. George Nympton supra 348. The manor was held by the Bishop of Exeter in 1086.