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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Lustleigh

Historical Forms

  • Mattepaneston 1249 Ass
  • Mappestone 1330 SR


The first element may be the pers. name discussed under Martinhoe supra 65. The second part would seem to be identical with Panson supra 164, the reference being to the large block of granite, resembling a haystack, round which the road has to bend (ex inf. Mr H. R. Watkin).

Places in the same Parish