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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Chagford

Historical Forms

  • Thurwardeston 1281 Ass
  • Throwardeston 1333 SR
  • Throuston t.Hy6 Ct
  • Throwston 1466–83 ECP1,365
  • Threwstone 1639 Recov
  • Trueston al. Dreweston al. Thurstone 1670 Recov


'Thurweard 's farm,' v. tun . This is a late tun formation. There was a Thomas Thorward in the parish in 1333 (SR ). It was probably named from an earlier member of his family. The modern form has perhaps been influenced by that of the neighbouring Drewsteignton infra 431.