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.

Dotton Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Colaton Raleigh

Historical Forms

  • Dodinton 1201 FF 1238 Ass
  • Dodingthon' 1242 Fees763
  • Dodeton 1242 Fees787 1303 FA
  • Dotetone 1441 IpmR


This is almost certainly the DB manor of Otrit (i.e. by the Otter) which was held TRE by one Dodo (Dode Exch). Hence, 'Dodo 's or Dode 's farm,' v. ingtun .

Places in the same Parish