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.

Forges Cross

Early-attested site in the Parish of Highweek (with Newton Abbot)

Historical Forms

  • the Forchys 1422 Deed


Forches Cross is fairly common in Devon as the name of cross-roads.