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

  • Nepewurth 1249 Ass
  • Nepeworth(e) 1307 Exon 1327 Banco 1333 SR
  • Eastnepworthie 1646 Recov
  • East Neperdy 1662 FF
  • Neoperthey 1777 Recov


The first element here is either OE  nǣp , 'turnip,' or possibly ME  neppe , 'catmint.'