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.

Kytton Barton

Early-attested site in the Parish of Holcombe Rogus

Historical Forms

  • Kytone 1286 FF 1330 SR 1373,1386 Exon
  • Keton 1416 Exon
  • Kytone al. Keeton 1670 Recov


The vowel here should clearly be long. Kyton is a compound of tun and , the nom. pl. of cu , 'cow.' Hence 'cows' farm.'

Places in the same Parish