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 East and West Dawlish

Historical Forms

  • Helmisford(e) 1301 Exon 1330,1333 SR
  • Helmysford 1428 Deed


'Helm 's ford.' For the pers. name, v. Helmsley (PN NRY 71).