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 Clawton

Historical Forms

  • Tinacre 1239 FF
  • Tynacre 1242 Fees775
  • Tyneacre 1428 FA
  • Tenaker 1535 VE


'Ten acres.' For Tin -, cf. Tinhead (W), Tenhyde 1316 FA, and the old form of Teignhead infra 459– 60.