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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of King's Nympton

Historical Forms

  • Wadeton 1455 Deed


It is there described as land of one Walter Wade . Hence, 'Wade 's farm,' v. tun . For the later intrusive ing , cf. Woodington and Murchington infra 396, 453.