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 Holsworthy

Historical Forms

  • atte Trewyn 1411 FF
  • Trwen 1438 Exon


This is not a Celtic name, but English, the meaning being simply 'at the trees,' with the weak plural form trewen , cf. Train infra 261.