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 Kentisbeare

Historical Forms

  • Chinnesfort 1086 DB
  • Kingesford(e) 1238 Ass
  • Kynges ford(e) 1242 Fees786 1441 IpmR
  • Kyngeford(e) 1356 Ass


Self- explanatory, but the exact royal owner is unknown.