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 Bishopsteignton

Historical Forms

  • Hundeberghe, Hundebirgh 1244 Ass
  • Hundeburgh 1330 Ass
  • Houndeburgh 1330 SR
  • Humber 1589 SR 1706 Recov


'Hounds' hill' or 'Hunda 's hill,' v. beorg . Cf. Hound Tor supra 198.