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.

Caffins Heanton

Early-attested site in the Parish of Lynton

Historical Forms

  • Hantona 1086 DB
  • Yanton 1242 Fees791
  • Heanton 1303 FA
  • Hanton Coffyn 1285 FA
  • Coffyns Heannton 1491 Ipm


'At the high farm,' v. heah , tun . Hugo Coffin held the manor in 1242. Cf. Caffin's Cross in the same parish.