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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Cullompton

Historical Forms

  • Pantesfort 1086 DB
  • Pauntesford(e) 1242 Fees786 1276 Ipm 1284 Ass
  • Pontesford(e) 1249 FF 1279 Ipm 1303 FA


'Pant ' may have been the name of the streamlet here, probably a British name corresponding to W  pant , 'hollow.' Cf. Ponsworthy supra 528 and Pont (Ekwall RN 332).