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.

King's Oven

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chagford

Historical Forms

  • furnum Regis 1240 Peramb, Buckfast
  • Kinges Oven 1608 Dartmoor


The name refers to an ancient 'blowing house' for tin-smelting which stood here.