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 King's Nympton

Historical Forms

  • Wanford(e) 1242 Fees788 1244 Ass 1311 Exon


The first element here is probably OE  wan , 'dark,' cf. such names as Brightford and Lightford.