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 Colebrooke

Historical Forms

  • Paynistone 1301 Exon
  • Paynestone 1330 SR


'Payn 's farm,' a post-Conquest place-name. Cf. Penson supra 303.