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.

Lyn, East and West

Early-attested site in the Parish of Lynton

Historical Forms

  • Lina 1086 DB
  • Lyn 1242 Fees792 1275 RH
  • Westlyn juxta Lynton 1301 Ass
  • Estlyn, Westlyn 1303 FA


v. Lyn river supra 9.