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 Lynton

Historical Forms

  • Horeoak Ball 1651 DA
  • Whoretarr, Whoretarrcombe, Whore Oake Ball 1651 Exmoor


'Boundary oak,' v. har .It is on the county boundary. For Ball v. infra 211. tarr , i.e. tor (v. torr ), must refer to Hoaroak Hill (So)