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.

Holdstone Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Combe Martin

Historical Forms

  • Haldestan(a) 1198 FF 1239 Bracton
  • Aldiston 1379 IpmR


Probably 'sloping stone,' the first element being OE  heald , 'sloping, inclined.' There are tumuli and stones on the hill here.

Places in the same Parish