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 Crediton and Crediton Hamlets

Historical Forms

  • Gunnareston 1240 FF
  • Gunnardeston 1242 Fees761
  • Gunnoreston 1244 FF
  • Gunnoreston juxta Criditon 1288 Ass
  • Gonnereston juxta Criditon 1296 Ass
  • Gunston 1499 Ipm


'Gunner 's tun,' or possibly 'Gunwerd 's tun.' These are Anglo-Scandinavian pers. names but the place-name probably does not go back further than the 11th or 12th cent.