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.

Saint Hill Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kentisbeare

Historical Forms

  • Sengethill 1249 Ass
  • Seynketille 1291 Tax
  • Swengetille 1314 Ass
  • Sweynghithull 1327 Banco
  • Sweynthull 1326 Ipm
  • Seynthill, Seyntylmede 1448 BM


The first two forms suggest a compound of OE  *sænget , 'burned place' (v. Syntley PN Wo 36) and hyll . For the next two cf. Sainthill supra 545 and Addenda, Part ii, xiv.