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 Chagford

Historical Forms

  • Fryncepisbere 1346 Ass
  • Freinschebeare 1504–15 ECP4,217


v. bearu . The first element is probably the name of a late medieval owner. Cf. John Frencheyppe (i.e. friendship) taxed under Meavy parish in 1525 (SR ).