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.

North and South

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hollacombe

Historical Forms

  • Suhtynedon, Suhynedon 1249 Ass


v. higna , dun . The reference must be to land belonging to some household or community, not necessarily religious. Cf. hina land (BCS 542) and hine hylle (BCS 890), in a ME text. The 'household' may possibly be that of the neighbouring royal manor of Holsworthy.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement