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Survey of English Place-Names

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Peamore Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Exminster

Historical Forms

  • Peumera 1086 DB
  • Paumera 1194 P
  • Paumere 1250 NGl3,191
  • Pyeutnere c.1234 NGl3,190
  • Peaumer(e) 1303 FA 1444 IpmR
  • Pewmar 1540 LP


The first element may be OE pāwa , pēa , 'peafowl,' the phonetic development being similar to that in Crebar Creacombe, supra 282–3. The second is mere . There is a pool here.

Places in the same Parish