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.

Spurtham Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Luppitt

Historical Forms

  • Spyrthamme 1420 MinAcct


The first element is clearly the word spirt , 'jet of liquid,' found also in Spurt Street (PN Bk 138), cf. also Spertlond 1525AOMB (Colyton). The second element is hamm . A stream runs through the farm here to the Otter.