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

  • Winstowte 1576 Wills
  • Winstode 1754 Deed
  • Wynstout 1330 SR


The second element may be the same as that found in Brimpts supra 192, for Winstout is on a steep hill. The first element is obscure, unless it be the pers. name Wine .