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

  • herepaðford 739 Crawf 11th
  • Herpeforde 1593 DA


v. herepæð . There is no important road here such as is commonly found when the term herepæð is used. Almost equally obscure is the herepæð found in Harpford Fm in Langford (So), Herpoðford 904 BCS 610, 1065 KCD 816, Herpeford 1236 FF.