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 Halberton

Historical Forms

  • Suetatona, Suettetona 1086 DB
  • Sweteton' 1242 Fees780 1275 RH
  • Sweton 1291 Dartmoor 1408
  • Swytton 1330 SR
  • Swetton al. Sutton 1728 Recov


'Swēta 's farm,' v. tun .The name Sweta is found in the county c. 1100 (Earle 256).