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

  • Lymmouth 1330 SR
  • Lymmouthe 1345 Ass
  • Leymouth Harbour 1679 DA


'Mouth of the river Lyn,' supra 9. Lynmouth is partly in Countisbury parish.